Born in Philadelphia, PA, her family moved to a little town in Connecticut when she was three. The youngest of four children, she grew up loving to create and stage plays with her neighborhood friends. With her father, a CEO and President of a hospital and her mother a nurse and home-maker, becoming an actor wasn't something they wanted their daughter to pursue. They preferred her to have a stable life of a teacher or nurse or lawyer..., but not as an actor. She never gave up though and finally, took the leap of faith and moved to New York City around 2000. She hasn't stopped working.