Originally from TN and the oldest of seven children, Austin found herself as a single mother at 18 years old. With dedication and tenacity, Austin moved her and her daughter, Alexandra, to NYC after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Theatre. There she studied at The Amerixan Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as the Atlantic Theatre Conservatory and was represented by Don Buchwald and Associates until the writers strike and the unfortunate passing of her mother. She moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and has since had another beautiful daughter, Zoe. Currently she is represented by Midwest Talent Management and studies consistently under the direction of Larry Moss.