Earning her breakout role as the voice of Meg in the Pixar animated film Inside Out, she is also a pageant and print model who was named National American Miss California Jr. Pre-Teen Queen.
She trained for four years in classical ballet, three years as a model, one year as a gymnast and in a bunch of acting classes.
She was featured in commercials for Toyota and Zero Ink. On stage, she has performed in productions of The Nutcracker Ballet and Alice in Wonderland Ballet.
She is the daughter of actor Phillip Van Dyke and Phillip's first wife Danielle.
She was cast in a voice role for Inside Out like fellow young actress Kaitlyn Dias.