Attended Colin McEwen High School in Malibu, CA Her graduating class consisted of 8 people. Rarely attended class, yet was Valedictorian.
Won Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Dramatic Series at the 1996 Young Artists Awards for her performance in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) and was nominated for a 1997 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award.
Prior to her work in film and television, she performed in community theater, commercials, and 15 musicals.
Was the valedictorian of her graduating senior class
Has a sister named Summer and step-siblings named Jake, Jesse, and Julie