She began acting at age eight, garnering praise for her role in the Off-Broadway play Slavs!
She became a competitor on season 22 of the ABC series Dancing with the Stars.
She has two sisters, Hania and Zoe. She dated Luke Pritchard in 2008. In 2017, she began dating model James Abercrombie.
She starred on the hit TV series The O.C. alongside Benjamin McKenzie, who played her love interest.