Borough of Manhattan Community College
The City College of New York
Cast in ensemble crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths"
Teamed with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in the ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"
Co-starred opposite Laura Linney on Showtime's "The Big C," about a suburban high school teacher (Linney) diagnosed with a terminal case of skin cancer who decides to turn her life around
Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead ("Precious")
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role ("Precious")
Made feature acting debut in "Precious," the film adaptation of the novel Push by Sapphire; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress
Nominated for the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("Precious")
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama ("Precious")
Appeared in college theater productions such as "Peter Pan" and "The Wiz"