Chenoa Joy Mason was born in San Antonio, Texas and has lived in 9 different states during her life. Her mother is an artist and interior designer, and she has one younger brother, Abram. She found her love for acting at age 12, when she played the lead's sister in a middle school production of the Fall of Solomon Slime. Encouraged by a fantastic teacher, who now performs as a singer/songwriter in Las Vegas, Chenoa went on to perform in a number of plays, including the Crucible, until she put acting on hold to explore other activities in High School. She attended The University of Nebraska and studied Marketing, Advertising and Merchandise and Design. During that time she also did runway and print modeling for local designers, as well as being active on campus and in community projects. One short month after completing her degree from UNL, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her true passion and childhood dream of acting.