Supporting actress who became recognized for her roles in Freedom Writers in 2007. She appeared in Person of Interest and The History of Future Folk in 2012.
She dropped out of Hunter College to pursue an entertainment career.
She had recurring television roles in the hit series Dexter and ER.
She married Jose Castillo in 2007. The couple have daughters named Summer Rose and Lyla Isabela.
She had a guest appearance on 30 Rock with Tina Fey in 2007.