- Took ballet and tap-dance lessons as a child.
- In 1985, became the first Asian-American to be crowned Miss Teen USA.
- Competed in the Miss USA pageant as Miss Hawaii USA in 1993, placing in the Top 6.
- Made her TV debut in 1987 on Growing Pains as a love interest for Mike Seaver.
- Despite having a fairly large role in X2, her character only has one line of dialogue.
- Played the recurring role of the vampire Pearl on The Vampire Diaries.
- Glenn Hu — Brother
- Juanita Hu-Takara — Mother
- Roy Takara — Stepfather
- Herbert Hu — Father