Played Maya Wilkes on the long running TV series Girlfriends alongside actor Tracee Ellis Ross. She received additional fame for her starring role in the film Beauty Shop. In 2018, she began starring in the TV limited series called I Am the Night.
She attended UC Berkeley and Sarah Lawrence College.
She appeared on the TV series Hart of Dixie alongside Rachel Bilson.
She had a daughter in 2009 with her former boyfriend D.B. Woodside.
She was in the film Beauty Shop alongside Queen Latifah.