Barnett was born and raised in the Midwest before living in East Africa. Then it was onto New York City, where she worked as an actress on numerous New York-based television series. Now living in Austin, Texas, she continues to work as an actress, writer and director. Her debut as a filmmaker was via the short film, Chasing Grace, which premiered at SXSW in 2017. She then created a family TV, based on her next short film, which is in development with a notable network. She has been the Chief Creative Officer for the African Children's Choir for several decades, creating their touring and theatrical shows.
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- Queens Supreme
- Law & Order: Trial by Jury
- 30 Rock