Born in Daytona Beach, Florida to an American mother and Lebanese father. Her parents elected to enroll her in a private grade school. When given the option, she chose to attend a local public high school, despite her father's wishes. She went on to graduate half a year early and spent the remainder of the final school year traveling overseas with her family. She returned in time for her high school graduation and received her diploma with her fellow classmates. Later she attended the University of Central Florida, where she majored in Organizational Communications and minored in Cinema Studies. Her parents had insisted that she finish college before seriously pursuing a career in acting. After successfully completing her formal education, she immediately moved to California with the blessings of both her parents.She has two dogs, one of which also loves acting and is a working dog.