She was cast in the 1st National Tour of Spring Awakening halfway through her freshman year of college at the Boston Conservatory.
She has been featured in films such as Construction, Nous York and HairBrained.
She has been in a relationship with actor Sean Grandillo. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona to parents Mark and Sumiko and with a sister named Amanda. She is of Japanese, German, Scottish, and Irish descent.
She and Lorraine Toussaint were both season two additions to the Orange is the New Black cast.