- Began taking piano, dance and vocal lessons at W.O. Smith Music School as a young child growing up in Nashville.
- After moving to Atlanta during middle school, began performing in local stage productions with the Alliance Theatre and Horizon Theatre Company.
- Earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and worked in marketing before deciding to move to New York City to pursue a master's degree in acting at the New School.
- Made her New York stage debut in The 24 Hour Plays at Lucille Lortel Theatre.
- Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her breakout role as Black Cindy in Orange Is the New Black in 2014.
- Starred in a short film titled #HowWeDoIt for the Make it Work campaign, an initiative that aims to alleviate the daily hardships of working class families.
- Performed in a Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Delacorte Theater.
- Is a mentor to young artists and supports the 52nd Street Project and Naked Angels, initiatives that support performing arts.
- 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
- 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
- 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
- Glenda Moore — Mother
- Wayne Moore — Brother
- Wayne Moore — Father
- Annette — Sister
- Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (BA in Psychology, 2003); The New School, School for Drama, New York, New York, United States (MFA in Acting, 2009)
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