- As a child, she was inspired by the mix of love and success depicted on The Cosby Show, prompting her to consider a career in medicine before focusing on acting.
- Trained as a gymnast.
- A Broadway veteran, appeared in such productions as Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway; Catch Me If You Can; Guys and Dolls; Sweet Charity; and Tarzan.
- Once described herself as "a little part Southern, a little part complete nerd, mixed with one part soccer mom."
- Attended University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States