Actress best known for her roles in Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. She initially gained fame after becoming the first African-American woman to earn the title of Miss America in 1984.
She made her feature film debut in the 1987 movie The Pick-up Artist.
She starred alongside America Ferrera on Ugly Betty.
She received a scholarship to Syracuse University and went on to major in musical theatre arts.
She married her second husband, Rick Fox, in 1999, and the couple had a daughter in 2000 before divorcing in 2004. She was previously married to Ramon Hervey II from 1987 to 1997.
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