She was raised as a Jehovah's Witness in the city of El Monte, California. Rios was discovered while shopping in an area shopping mall. She has appeared in the short For Them and Quinceañera. She was selected for the role of Magdalena in Quinceañera over more than 200 other actresses. In August 2006, she began work on the independent film Vicious Circle with co-star and professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez Jr. She has appeared in the episode Emancipation of the television drama House.