Attended Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Had immersed herself in the theater program and began auditioning for film jobs in her sophomore year.
After playing Mary Lane in the stage musical "Reefer Madness", she was asked to reprise the role in the film version, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005).
Has two stepsisters from her father's remarriage: Sara Bell and Jody Bell. They were both born in Canada.
Her father has German, as well as English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. Her maternal grandparents, Bernard Frygier and Anne Agnes Pruchnicki, were both from Polish immigrant families.
Has three dogs: a rescued Labrador called Sadie, a Corgi/Chow mix called Lola, and a Corgi/Chihuahua called Mr. Shakes.
Plays a 17-year-old on Veronica Mars (2004) but is seven years older than her character.
Was raised in suburban Huntington Woods, Michigan, and attended Burton Elementary School in Huntington Woods, Michigan, the same school actress Jessy Hodges and actor David Geister attended.