She is from Fridley, Minnesota to Robert, a city director, and Kathleen Elliott, on November 16, 1974. Elliott also has one sister Jamie Alexander, and one sibling, Adam Elliott. Her parent have said that she then started to sing when she was three years of age, and footage exists of her at that age singing you light up my life. Elliott acted as a temp and a server, including working at 1950 themed eatery where she needed to move on the tables consistently.
For ten weeks in 1999, she was an individual from Chicago based stage battle theater organization angels with blades. As a component of that part, she performed a scene from Robin Hood: Sovereign of Criminals, The Marvel Specialist and Heathers. She also acknowledges to Rosie O'Donnell for getting her first Broadway part close by Kid George in Taboo. Rosie also did portray her as new off a Disney Voyage, yet permitted her to return for a brief moment endeavor. Her first film part was in the Mel Gibson film What Ladies Need in 2000.