- Is of Puerto Rican heritage.
- Began her acting career at the nonprofit Henry Street Settlement.
- Appeared in four movies that were featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival: Be Kind Rewind, Hamlet 2, American Son and Assassination of a High School President.
- Appeared in the 2010 Mary J. Blige music video "We Got Hood Love."
- 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
- 2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
- Beatriz Diaz — Mother
- Carlos Diaz — Father
- Mercedes Diaz — Sister
- Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States
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