She entered the entertainment business through commercials and made her first film appearance in the 1998 film The Parent Trap.
Her music career skyrocketed after being featured in Will.I.Am's song "I Got It From My Mama." She also modeled for the Mary Kay company in 2002.
She was raised in Los Angeles. Her father Joseph was a music executive. She was once engaged to Cottrell Guidry but the couple split before they wed.