Mother is of Da'naxda'xw First Nation descent and her father is Himalayan.
Was interested in psychology as a career, which led to her work in family centers.
Has been involved in aboriginal-education programs in her community.
Earned a certificate in Acting Essentials from Vancouver Film School.
Had long held an interest in acting, but did not pursue acting professionally until deciding to attend an open casting call for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, which led to her role as Rachel Black in the film and launched her career.
Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2010)