Best known for her roles on the television series Ally McBeal (as Renee Raddick) and ER (as Carla Reece), she also appeared in such 1990s films as Devil in a Blue Dress and Jason's Lyric.
After performing in several Negro Ensemble Company (New York) stage productions, she made her television debut in a 1991 episode of Law & Order.
She reprised her Ally McBeal prosecutor character in a 2012 episode of the NBC series Harry's Law.
The daughter of a university professor and a primary school teacher, she was raised in New York, New York and Gainesville, Florida.
She shared the screen with Samuel L. Jackson in the 1997 film Eve's Bayou.