She was modeling at the young age of 4 and took a number of dance and performing arts classes. She majored in theater and minored in English at UCLA where she performed on stage in productions of Medea and Georgie Peorgie.
She trained as a belly dancer for 3 years at Rouhi Dance Studio and in hip hop dance at Millennium Dance Studio for 2 years.
She is Iranian-American and also of Russian ancestry. Her mother Fariba Rahimi is a Jewish lawyer and her father Kiumars Rahimi is a Muslim dentist. She has an older brother named Farmon, and younger sister, Lila.