Actress who played Marah Lewis on Guiding Light also played Taylor James on One Tree Hill.
She had a recurring role on Boys Meets World, but had her breakthrough role as Katie Peterson on Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy two months into her role on Guiding Light.
An only child, she was born in Summit, New Jersey, and grew up in Los Angeles.
She said in interviews that Maya Angelou was one of her favorite authors.