Karenlie was born in Puerto Rico. She started acting in preschool, where she played many roles for theatre and became a radio announcer by the age of 16.
In 2006, she moved to Atlanta and quickly began acting in commercials and films, capturing the attention of clients and production companies for her ability to speak English and Spanish flawlessly.
She is also an author and motivational speaker. Through YPF, she offers seminars for teenagers on how to better prepare for a brighter future and the transition into adulthood.