Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be an actress from the age of 4.
  • From seventh to 12th grade attended a performing arts school for half of each school day.
  • Appeared as Carmen in the national touring company of Fame---The Musical.
  • Broadway debut was as Nala in The Lion King.
  • Moved to Los Angeles to build up credits in TV and movies in hopes of returning to do live theater in New York. 
  • Had a recurring role on the sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show.
  • Appeared in the 2007 Diane Keaton movie Because I Said So.
  • Coproduced and starred in a 2008 production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal in Los Angeles.
  • Enjoys bowling.
  • On preferring the stage to TV and film, she told DallasBlack.com: "There's nothing like performing live. You don't feel that energy in film or television. That's one of the reasons my heart will always be rooted in theater."

Relationships

  • Henry Simmons — Husband

College

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BFA in Theater Performance)

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Details

  • Birth Place: Saginaw, MI
  • Birthday: September 18, 1976, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor

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