- Took tap-dancing lessons in junior-high school.
- Took classes at the American Theatre of Harlem.
- Made her TV debut on the ABC series NYPD Blue in 2003.
- In 2004 earned her first small-screen regular role on The Shield.
- Breakthrough movie role was in the 2005 crime drama Assault on Precinct 13.
- University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States (BFA in Acting, 1998)