Graduated from the deaf program at Children of Peace Catholic School in Chicago.
Born on the same day alongside MCU co-stars Micheal Rooker & Paul Rudd.
Attended California State University, Northridge where she majored in English with an emphasis in writing.
Born to a Mexican-American father who was a musician, and a African-American mother who was an artist.
Has two boys who are both deaf, after giving birth she quit her teaching job to look after them.