She graduated from The Juilliard School's acting program in 2012 before being cast in a production of Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 as Natasha Rostova.
She booked a recurring role in the NBC series Smash in 2013.
She and actor Steven Pasquale married in September 2017. She is Chinese-American with her father, a doctor, being first-generation Chinese. Her mother was born in Illinois.
She and fellow Asian-American Broadway actress Lea Salonga were interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter together.