- Born in Trinidad and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
- Began acting at 11 years old.
- Landed her first paying job the same day she graduated college with Shakespeare & Company.
- Played Titania in a 1987 off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, opposite F. Murray Abraham, Fisher Stevens and Elizabeth McGovern.
- Nominated for five NCAAP Image Awards for her work on Any Day Now.