- Appeared on Star Search, beating her opponents several times.
- Touring with the "All That and More Music Festival" 
- Started in showbiz at the age of four-and-a-half on the classic children's show "Sesame Street" (1969), most notably when she said her name into a Synclavier synthesizer that was being played by Herbie Hancock.
- Appeared on Star Search in 1987 and was Junior Vocalist Champion
- Mother is a black Panamanian; father is from Trinidad.
- Graduated from Harvard University in June 2002 with a degree in Afro-American history and government.
- Attended The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California.
- Has two younger sisters, Kimberly and Anastacia
- Admires Oprah Winfrey
- Her favorite actors are Spencer Tracey and Humphrey Bogart
- Her favorite book is The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
- Her favorite movies are Gone With The Wind, West Side Story, Vertigo and the biopic What's Love Got To Do With It
- Some of her hobbies are gymnastics, swimming, dancing, and singing.
- She graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, California.
- Shares her birthday with Matthew Lillard, and Mischa Barton.
- Has worked with Jenifer Lewis three times: "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" (1990), The Brothers (2001) and most recently Nora's Hair Salon (2004).
- Worked with Alfonso Ribeiro in "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" (1990) and Kidz in the woods (TV)(1996)
- Released her first CD, Kiss the Sky, in 1998 and released music video's for Boy You Knock Me Out, Daydreamin and Everytime to promote her debut album Kiss The Sky in 1998.
- Has worked with Tamala Jones twice, once in The Brothers (2001) and again in Nora's Hair Salon (2004).
- Ranked #74 in VH1 100 Top Child Stars in 2005
- Can speak Spanish fluently and say some phrases in Hindi.
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