Born on the South Pacific island of Tonga. Moved to the United States when she was three.
Began acting career in college at Brigham Young University where she was a Theater Major. She settled in Austin, Texas in 1994 where most of her studio film and television credits are from including: Friday Night Lights (movie and TV series), Sin City, Infamous, The Ringer, etc.
Currently starring in the Nicholas Sparks' Civil War drama "Deliverance Creek".