In 2007, Renee began promoting a skincare program called AminoGenesis.
Renee began learning Spanish in 2006.
Renée is an avid tennis player and enjoys playing 'fun' tournaments against her family on vacations.
Renée was the first black model to appear on the cover of Teen Magazine.
In her early days, Renée had a night job as a grocery store cashier to pay the bills while she looked for modelling work.
Renée grew up on her grandmother's farm with 13 kids (her 5 siblings and 8 cousins). There was no indoor plumbing and she quickly learned to handle chores such as chopping wood and drawing water from the well.
Renee received a nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Lexie on Days Of Our Lives in 2003 and again in 2004.
Renée declined an interview for Peter M. Bracke's Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.
Renée was featured in the Boyz II Men music video On Bended Knee.
Renee worked as a secretary until signing with the Ford modeling agency when she was 19.
Renee's hobbies are: playing the piano, reading, playing tennis and working out. She also takes self-defense classes.
Renee: (asked what she would do if she wasn't acting) I love relationships between people and figuring out what makes them tick, so I would probably be a psychologist. I'm addicted to all these reality TV shows, because I look and see how these personalities work.
Renee: (on acting) I love exploring this other side of myself that I wouldn't show in real life unless someone made me really, really angry! You normally walk away from a situation saying, 'I wish I had said this or that'… well, Lexie actually says it. I love her chutzpah, especially when there's conflict.
Renée: (on memorizing dialogue) The dialogue is so similar from day to day. One day I was on the set and I had this speech and I went on and on and the director and Joe [Mascolo, ex-Stefano] had this glazed look in their eyes and I said, 'What?' They said, 'That's not in the script.' 'Oh, that's tomorrow's, sorry.' But it was the same thing just continuing on.
Renee: (her dream date) A man who would know just the right restaurant. He'd just show up with flowers and take me to a really nice restaurant that had dancing. He'd keep me laughing all night and he'd definitely be romantic.