Faye Yvette McQueen grew up in Jamaica, NY. By age 12, she had founded a studio where she taught dance to neighborhood children. Faye studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance School. She graduated from Goucher College, in 1983. She attended graduate school in dance at Southern Methodist University dancing professionally with The Dallas Black Dance Theater. She has performed with the Liberation Ensemble and the Inspiration Dance Ensemble, both in Queens; Several Dancers Corps of Atlanta; and ProDanza Italia/USA of Tuscany. In 1988, she founded The Dancer’s Warehouse, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Atlanta teaching dance to underprivileged youths. While in Dallas, she was spotted by a talent scout, and that led to a commercial spot and, over time, a new career. In 2009, she moved back to New York to pursue acting fulltime and has appeared in the TV hits, Orange Is The New Black, Law & Order, and Veep, as well as the movie Bourne Legacy.