- Is the oldest of five children.
- Was a competitive figure skater in her youth.
- Got her GED at 15 and planned to study nursing, but was too young, so a temporary detour into modeling led to a career in acting.
- Was approached by Victoria Beckham at a barbecue to be a model for Beckham's fashion line; Beckham named her "Alice" style of jeans after her.
- Is a cooking and food enthusiast.
- Reads textbooks for fun.