Fast Facts

  • Her ethnic background is Portuguese, Chinese, English and Norwegian.
  • Moved to Australia at the age of 12.
  • Added her mother's maiden name, Chaves, to her name as a sentimental gesture.
  • Big break was getting cast on Australian soap Home and Away in 2001.
  • Starred as Kate in a 2002 production of Savage/Love.
  • Moved to Los Angeles in 2007.


  • University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia