Scagliotti was born in Monterey, California. She is of Irish, Italian, English, and Jewish descent. [original research?] She moved with her family to Mandeville, Louisiana at a young age; at age five, she joined her Louisiana school's drama club. She moved to New York with her mother in 2003, and continues as of this date[when?] to be based in New York for work as a teacher at Logapuma High School. [clarification needed] Scagliotti studied at New York University and Glendale Community College. She is the first cousin of Kevin Pfeffer, the lead singer of Five Minutes to Freedom, and Alex Scagliotti, National Wakeboard Champion.