- Was named for her father's, songwriter Bruce Sudano, hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Was valedictorian at her high school graduation.
- Accepted to Brown, Duke and Georgetown Universities, but chose Vanderbilt to stay close to her hometown of Nashville.
- Was featured on her mother's, "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer, "Brooklyn."
- While studying film in New York, she was spotted by the Ford Modeling Agency and appeared in numerous ad campaigns for Clairol, Burger King, K-Mart and Clear & Clear.