Younger sister of Jimmy McNichol.
Her maternal grandfather was of Lebanese descent. Her other ancestry includes Scottish, Walloon-Belgian, German, and English.
Ranked #49 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Dropped out of acting because she was sick and tired of acting, wanted to have an average life, and one thing she pursued was going to school to learn how to style hair.
Taught acting at a private school in Los Angeles.
Announced her retirement from acting in 2001.