She began her acting career at age six as a child performer on Sesame Street.
She made her big screen debut in the 1988 film Crocodile Dundee II.
She married English professor Vaughn Rasberry in July 2016 and had a son named Edward on September 16, 2016, and a son named Alejandro in 2019. She previously dated Jonathan Brandis. Her dad is named Sheriff and her mom is named Sonia.
She starred on the hit TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with Will Smith.