Graduated in 1986 from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Is of Japanese, Chinese, and Irish descent.
In 1986-1988, lived in Japan and released three records as a teen pop star.
Engaged to actor John Larusso (May 2002).
Lives in Los Angeles with her three cats: Squeaker, Taz and Shadow. (July 2005)
Attended college in Japan and California, and is a UCLA graduate.
Graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in world arts & cultures.
Participated in ABC's Diversity Showcase.
Her mother, Patty, is a cancer survivor.
Accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, accountant Jesse Sloane, on March 31, 2011 on Live! with Kelly (1988) (aka "Live with Regis and Kelly"), where she was the guest co-hostess.
Having bad vision since she was in 5th grade, she is almost totally blind.
Spokesperson for "Healing Hands for Arthritis". Suffers from arthritis.