Her paternal great-grandfather, who had changed his surname from "Witcoski" to "Witt", was of Polish descent. Her other ancestry includes Irish, French-Canadian, Italian, and English.
Her mother is Diane Witt, who was in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1988 to 1996 for having the world's longest hair.
Was home schooled and received her high school diploma at age 14.
Appeared on That's Incredible! (1980) at the age of four because of her amazing reading skills. She also performed the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet with the host.
In June 2004, she modeled what is claimed to be the most expensive hat ever made, the US$2,700,000 Chapeau d'Amour by celebrity couture hat designer Louis Mariette, at Christie's in London.