R&B and pop singer whose 2001 debut single, "A.M. to P.M.," peaked at #3 on the UK Singles chart. Also an actress, she earned her first lead role in the 2003 teen comedy Love Don't Cost a Thing.
She chose to use her mother's last name so as to be eligible for a wider variety of roles. She appeared in advertisements for Wendy's and had a role in a production of Annie.
In 2015, she began playing the character Vanessa on the FOX comedy series Grandfathered. She won an Imagen Award in 2013 for her role in A Snow Globe Christmas.
She dated Nick Cannon from 2003 to 2005. She married The Dream on September 4, 2009 and they divorced in October 2011. She and The Dream had a daughter together named Violet. She began dating M. Pokora in 2017. Their son Isaiah was born in January 2020. She is currently pregnant with her third child.
She had a small role in the movie Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, which starred Jennifer Garner.