She delighted afternoon TV soap watchers of the show Guiding Light with her portrayal of evil teen, Lizzie Spaulding since her debut on the popular CBS soap opera in 2003. She fulfilled a perfect role, able to act angelic one moment and turn devilish when needed.
In 2005, she received her first Daytime Emmy Nomination, in the Outstanding Younger Actress category. She also earned Soap Opera Digest's "Best Villainess" Award and was named one of the magazine's "Hottest Newcomers". Her other film credits include From Earth to Moon, Homeless Children, and the feature film The Derby Stallion, where she played Zac Efron's love interest, Jill Overton.