Best known for her major role in the Showtime series Shameless as Svetlana, she has also been seen on the silver screen in movies such as Paranoia, The Petal Pushers and A Leading Man.
She studied classical ballet before training as an actress at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She would graduate from California State University Long Beach with both an art history and theatre degree.
She has starred in numerous Broadway productions such as Beirut, Waiting for Godot and The Smell of the Kill.
She was born and raised in Long Beach, California.
She frequently shares the screen with Steve Howey in Shameless.