Well known as the loyal friendly neighbor Veronica Fisher of the dysfunctional Gallagher family on Showtime's dramedy Shameless, she was promoted to a regular in the series second season.
She has appeared in television series such as Reba, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, and Miami Medical.
For the video game Left 4 Dead 2 she had her face modeled.
She was born in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2014, she had a child named Cai with Daren Dukes.
She played Emmy Rossum's on screen best friend in Shameless.