She had a role in the 1991 iconic film Boyz n the Hood, and that role led to many other opportunities.
She appeared in the music video for the Kanye West song "Touch the Sky."
She had a son named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II on November 26, 2000. In 2010 she entered a relationship with basketball player Ime Udoka and they welcomed a son named Kez in 2011. In 2015 they became engaged.