1. Annette Ngosi “Annie” Ilonzeh was born on August 23, 1983, in Grapevine, Texas.
2. A finance major at the University of Texas at Arlington, she received a four-year basketball scholarship.
3. In 2007, she made her television debut in an episode of the CBS series How I Met Your Mother.
4. In 2009-10, she appeared in three episodes of Melrose Place, and in 2010 she starred in two episodes of Entourage. From 2010 to 2011, she played Maya Ward on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.
5. Ilonzeh had recurring roles on Switched at Birth, Drop Dead Diva, and Arrow.
6. She appeared on the reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” as a former “dirty” cop and martial arts expert. She was the first black woman to hold the role of an “Angel.”