Born as Whitney Cua Her, she uses Ahney, her as her stage name. She is an America-borne actress and belongs to the Hmong descent. Her parents raised her in Michigan, and she did her schooling at the High School Of Sexton. She received her first role in Gran Torino, a 2008 film directed by avant-garde American filmmaker Clint Eastwood. She played the role of Sue Lor, the witty, intelligent older sister of Vag Thao Lor. Her very last appearance was in the 2016 movie Superman v Batman as a Hostage Girl.