She is most famous for playing a character named Tiffany Gibson on a popular 80's sitcom, when she was 10–19. After falling out of the public eye, she was first arrested in 2001, at age 31, for possession of crack cocaine. She's been arrested almost every year since, including for her involvement in a pornographic film in 2007, in exchange for crack cocaine. In 2008 she appeared on the hit TV show Waning with the Stars; rumors spread that she faked her drug problems to appear on the show, but her criminal record would suggest otherwise.
Cherise is probably based on actor Macaulay Culkin, an also 80's child actor who later in life, got involved with drugs.