Her acting debut was on stage in a hometown Children's Chorus performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
Her television debut was in a small role in an episode of NBC's 30 Rock. She started training in boxing because of Scarlett Johansson's performance in The Avengers.
She moved with her family to New York in 2010.
Her television dad on The Real O'Neals is actor Jay R. Ferguson.