- Had to make appointments for her singing lessons with her father, a voice teacher who performed the National Anthem at Oklahoma Sooner games for 22 years, to prove she was serious about her training.
- Minored in dance and violin during college.
- Played Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret at Studio 54; her brother Mateja was also part of the cast.
- Traveled to China to sing in rock concerts with a top recording artist, Fei Xiang.
- Took shooting lessons from her uncle and cousin, both police officers, to prepare for her Law & Order role.