I was born in Monterey Park, California. I grew up there in the San Gabriel Valley of L.A. County. I went to West Covina High School where I was on the wrestling team as well as on the boards of numerous student organizations on top of taking Honors classes. I then went to UC Irvine where I studied Sociology and then studied advertising at Cal State Fullerton, but then discovered that acting is my true calling. I now study at Playhouse West.