Q Can you tell me about the beautiful actress Persia White from the sitcom Girlfriends?
—Amy Zagerman, South Lyon, Mich.
White, 34, born in Miami and raised in the Bahamas, has been performing since she was a 3-year-old ballet student. At 8, she joined a children's theatrical group and she's been acting ever since. She also enjoys performing with her band, XEO3. Like her character on Girlfriends, she's a vegan and animal-rights activist. In 2005, she was named Humanitarian of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Her real-life daughter, Mecca, appeared with her on a 2002 Mother's Day episode of Girlfriends.