American actress best known for starring in several blaxploitation films, as well as for her performance as Kit Porter in six seasons of The L Word.
She worked as a receptionist at the American International Pictures company.
She grew up a military brat, moving to several places around the U.S. and the U.K. She has two siblings, Rodney and Gina. She has dated Kareem Abdul-Jabar. She became engaged to Kevin Evans in 1997, but the two never married.
Her first major role was as the title character in Foxy Brown, opposite Antonio Fargas.