Perhaps most well known for playing Rosa Santos on the soap opera All My Children, she is also notable for her guest spots on Third Watch and NYPD Blue, as well as for her hosting work on Nickelodeon and The Learning Channel.
Early in her acting career, she appeared in a 1992 episode of Law & Order.
She once participated in a live performance before Singaporean President Tan Keng Yam Tony.
She spent her early days in Waterbury, Connecticut.
She performed with Cathy Rigby in a touring production of the musical Annie Get Your Gun.