She is of Norwegian heritage.
Carmen started performing at a young age of five.
She moved to Hollywood in 2003.
Her first movie was Pride and Prejudice, in 2003 as Charlotte Lucas. She then played Marilyn in the 2005 movie, Down and Derby.
She started singing from an young age. She started at the age of 5, singing a performance at her aunt and uncle's house at Thanksgiving.
In 2003, she graduated from Woods Cross High School.
In December 15, 2005, she married Brad Herbert in Bountiful, UT. Brad is the son of the Lt. Governor of Utah.
(about her fear of basements)
Carmen: I'm really afraid of basements. When I was about 4 or 5 years old, my sister locked me in the basement. She slammed the door and it was pitch black. I remember running up the stairs, terrified that something behind me was going to get me.
(about her experience in American Idol)
Carmen Rasmusen: Don't ask fellow contestants what song you should sing, they'll pick the bad one.