African American actress who had her breakout role in the Golden Globe nominated film Carlito's Way.
She wrote her first script and acted in her first stage production while in high school.
She also had supporting roles in 2002's Point of Origin and 2009's Angel of Death.
She got married to Robert Munic in 2005; the couple had two children.
She had a supporting role opposite Juliette Lewis in the 2012 drama Open Road.