Was born in Warren, Ohio but has since moved 30 times.
Family Jewels had its International premiere at the 2009 Venice Film Festival and its U.S. premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Nominated for the Best Actress Award for Family Jewels for the 2010 Grand Off World Film Awards in Warsaw, Poland. Among the Nominees were Ursula Werner (Germany), Lea Seydoux (France), Carine Bouquillon (Belgium), and Violeta T. Melendez (China). 895 films were submitted from 70 countries.