"I actually never thought I’d be an actress. I always thought I was gonna be a singer because it was always what I did. I was a very quiet, shy kid and I was always making observations and I was always sort of hiding behind my grandmother’s skirt. I was watching things from afar. It wasn’t until I came to this country that I had to sort of crack the shell and develop a voice so that people didn’t walk all over me. And so I started expressing myself in many different ways and that’s how I landed on a stage in theater class in middle-school and that’s the beginning."