Her father worked for the Portuguese Radio.
Her mother worked in a movie theater in Lisbon, from her childhood to her teenage years. She often says her story is very similar to Cinema Paradiso (1988).
She is an only child.
Wanted to be a Journalist.
Became an American Citizen on July 25, 2003. She's now a proud holder of an European Union Passport from Portugal, her native country. And a USA Passport.