New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Starring role in "Jane the Virgin."
Breakout lead in "Filly Brown."
Trained at New York University with William H. Macy, David Mamet and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Turned down a chance to audition for the short-lived series "Devious Maids" because she did not want to play a domestic for her first big television role.
Suffered from thyroid disease at the age of 19.
Cited Rita Moreno as a model for her acting career, especially in regard to choosing roles that she felt would be demeaning to both her and young Latina women who might be watching that project.