Runner-up during the fifth season of American Idol who later starred on the NBC TV drama Smash, which is based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.
She had starring roles in the films You May Not Kiss the Bride in 2011 and Shark Night 3D in 2011.
In 2008 she was Harmony in the movie The House Bunny, which also starred Anna Faris.
She performed in musicals and plays in high school, which drove her to try out for the MTV soap opera, You Are Here.
She married Nick Cokas in 2008 then filed for divorce in May 2014.