She saw actress Lola Falana on television and decided at age five that she wanted to become an actress.
She appeared on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars with her partner Louis van Amstel.
She married Don Nash in 1994, and the couple had three children before divorcing in 2007. She was then married to electrical engineer Jay Tucker from 2011 to 2019. In 2020, she tied the knot with singer Jessica Betts.
She starred on the TV series Reno 911! along with Ione Skye's father Kip King.