- 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