Charles was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Haitian parents. She speaks both English and Haitian Creole. She moved to Los Angeles when she was 7 years old and later began acting.
Charles later left acting and formed an R&B girl group called MRZ, they were signed to the Universal/Motown label and worked in New York. Then the group broke up, she returned to Los Angeles and began acting again, appearing in film and television.