Her Father Walter Hicks, who is a Electronics Salesman and her Mother Jackie, who is a Homemaker.
In 1988, she played businesswoman Ella Frazier in the comedy Tajna manastirske rakije also released under the titles Cognac and Secret Ingredient.
In 2017, Hicks began working as a volunteer in California Congressman 's campaign office and for The League of Women Voters.
In 1996, she was cast as Annie Camden on 's family drama , and she portrayed the role until the series ended, after 11 seasons, in 2007.
She turned down a co-starring role in due to the overtly sexual nature of the film.
After attending , where she studied and theology, Hicks won a prestigious acting fellowship to.