In 2003, she graduated with a theatre degree from Murray State University.
She is of Japanese and Spanish descent.
She was engaged to Matthew Morrison until 2007. In 2017, she married actor Justin Hartley, but the couple divorced in 2019. She later dated dancer Keo Motsepe. She also dated Jason Oppenheim. In 2022, she began dating singer G Flip.
She co-starred with Thorsten Kaye on All My Children.