Actress who played Cleopatra on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess and Jessica Pearson on the USA series Suits. Other notable roles include, the TV series Firefly and its 2005 film sequel Serenity.
She was in a gospel choir as a mezzo soprano.
Due to financial difficulties, she was unable to attend college, causing her to pursue a career in acting instead.
She married Laurence Fishburne in 2002; however, they split in the fall of 2016 after 14 years of marriage. They share a daughter named Delilah.
She took the voice role in The Matrix online instead of her other contender, Jada Pinkett Smith.