Though she is perhaps best known for her role in the Brazilian soap opera Historia de Amor, this American-born actress appeared in several other telenovelas, including Essas Mulheres and Paginas da Vida.
During her teenage years, she played volleyball and pursued a career as a fashion model.
Her film credits include roles in Lara, De Pernas Pro Ar 2, and O Xango de Baker Street.
Her first marriage, to Brazilian actor Marcelo Serrado, began in 1994 and lasted until 1999. Her second marriage, to Floriano Peixoto (also a Brazilian actor), resulted in a son named Pedro.
She and Juliana Paes both appeared in a telenovela titled A Favorita.