Karrueche Tran (/kəˈruːtʃi ˈtræn/ kə-ROO-chee TRAN; born May 17, 1988) is an American actress and model. From 2013 to 2016, she starred as Vivian Johnson in the web series The Bay. She currently stars as Virginia Loc on TNT's series Claws.
Tran was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. by her Vietnamese mother and Jamaican godmother. Her father is African-American. Tran identifies herself as both Asian and Black, although her racial identity has come under fire. Tran first attended high school at Fairfax High School before switching schools, graduating from Birmingham High School in 2006.
Tran began her career in the fashion industry as a personal shopper. From 2009–2012, she worked at Nordstrom located at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park, CA. Later, Tran worked as a freelance celebrity stylist in Hollywood. She first gained public attention when she began dating R&B artist Chris Brown in 2010.