First rose to fame in 2005 starring on the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. She has since embarked on her singing career, launching singles like "Hello" and "Best Friend" through Warner Bros. Records.
Growing up in a musical family, she was very active in choir and drama throughout her high school years. This background would eventually pave the way for her entertainment career.
She made her acting debut in 2009 alongside Aubrey O'Day in the comedy film American High School.
She married Kyle Mark Johnson in 2014. They have a son named Levi together. In March 2018, they revealed they were expecting their second child together.