A native of Los Angeles, she grew up in LA, San Francisco and New York. She was emancipated at sixteen years-old, when she began studying in the professional acting program at the prestigious A.C.T. in San Francisco. From there she joined "The Angeles Of Light" an infamous theatre and dance troupe which was an offshoot of the "Coquettes", a drag group that featured such stars as Sylvester and Divine. She performed all over San Francisco in a variety of venues and also appeared as a dancer for the rock group "The Tubes" before returning to Los Angeles.