- Parents are Liberian; her family is related to Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
- Planned to attend medical school, but changed her career path in 1996 when she participated in a local open-mic night.
- Made her TV debut on Moesha in 1997.
- Started a series of college comedy tours in 1998; received a nomination from Campus Activities Magazine for Female Comedian of the Year.
- Won Comedy Central's first Laugh Riots Stand-Up Competition in 1999.
- Cast as a recurring guest star on NBC's Parks and Recreation in 2009 before becoming a series regular in the show's third season.
- Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States
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