Born in the sign of Cancer (the Crab); has a small tattoo of a crab on her belly.
Voted by the readers of Black Men Magazine as one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." 
Has a tattoo of 'Gypsy' on her arm and tattoos on her back and stomach.
Her contract was not renewed for the hit television series ER (1994) on August 22, 2001, because the writers and producers were tired of her "unpleasant attitude".
Attended Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in Manhattan where she appeared (and worked backstage) in theater department productions.