Cece is an L.A.-based former professional model, now bartender, and also the best friend of Jess Day. She has also become the on-off love interest of Schmidt. She is loving and protective of Jess, but blunt, and gives good dating advice. Her father died when she was twelve, and her relationship with her mother was strained in her teens as both were headstrong.
Her parents are of Indian descent, but Cece was born in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys going to clubs and dancing, but she eats healthy and exercises to maintain her appearance. After deciding she was too old to be a model she starting bartending at the bar Nick works at. She also decided to get her GED