Known as Livvie Locke on the soap opera Port Charles. She began playing Sam McCall on the soap opera General Hospital in 2003. She won the first season of Dancing with the Stars in 2005.
She was heavily involved in athletics, theater, speech, and debate while in high school.
She had roles in the films BASEketball (1998) and Mumford (1999).
Her parents are Albert and Carmina, and she is one of five daughters. She was in a relationship with Mike Gonzalez which lasted for eighteen years, ending in 2009.
She was once Carmen Electra's body double on the television series, Baywatch.