She wrote her first song, "Pity Girls," at the age of 15. She also served as lead singer and songwriter for 4 Non Blondes.
She wrote the song What You Waiting For? for Gwen Stefani's album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. from 2004.
Her musical talent blossomed thanks to growing up in a musical household. She married actress Sara Gilbert in 2014 and the couple welcomed their first child, a boy named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, on February 28, 2015. She and Gilbert separated in 2019.
She was responsible for signing and distributing James Blunt within the United States.