- While she was in high school, she was discovered during a Model Search America convention in her Ohio hometown.
- Majored in psychology in college and was planning to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
- Appeared in music videos for Expose's "As Long as I Can Dream," Snoop Dogg's "What's My Name" and Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride."
- In 1997, made her television debut playing the role of Vanessa Hart in the daytime soap opera Sunset Beach.
- Volunteers with Kusewera, an organization that teaches children in Malawi through active and creative play.