Vincent loved to perform from an early age, encouraged by her mother, who was a dance instructor. She performed in a Christmas production at Diskin Elementary School, learning the lines for all the characters. Though she made it to the top 15, she failed to place at the pageant televised live , which was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In , she appeared in her first film role as a bratty teenager in the thriller Fear Runs Silent, starring Billy Dee Williams. It was cool to be a role Model for kids.