- Is second cousins, once removed with politician Chuck Schumer.
- Appeared in college productions of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Stop Kiss.
- Studied at the William Esper Studio, focusing on the Meisner technique, in New York City.
- Starred as a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the off-Broadway play Keeping A-Breast.
- Was offered a contract by VH1 based on her self-produced comedy video short Chinese New Year.
- In 2007, placed fourth on the competitive reality show Last Comic Standing.
- Has written for Cosmopolitan magazine.