This 33-year-old singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, model, and actress was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a Roman Catholic family. When she was six years old, her family moved to Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the Youth Performing Arts School at DuPont Manual High School, and performed with the Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 1996, she was the first runner up at the Kentucky State Fair’s Coca Cola Talent Classic.

She majored in acting and musical theater at Wright State University, where she played parts in both Chicago and Show Boat. In 1999, she put acting studies on hold to sing backing vocals for the rock band, Days of the New.

She was the lead singer for a group that has won three Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards, and sold 15 million albums. She has appeared on the covers of numerous editions of Cosmopolitan magazine, as well as ranked #9 in FHM Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women poll in 2011.

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