Her first lead role was in the 2003 film Love Don't Cost a Thing, and she subsequently had lead roles in Be Cool and the 2006 horror film Pulse.
She always wanted to be in the record business, but did not know how to obtain a recording contract.
She began writing songs at the age of 17 because she needed a demo to help her obtain a recording contract.
According to Milian, every time she recorded a song, the producer would refuse to give her the demo, or would write lyrics that she did not agree with.
Milian has since been cast in the 2010 ABC Family Original Movie Christmas Cupid, alongside Ashley Benson and Chad Michael Murray.
I’m Cuban but [people] didn’t get it because I was also brown-skinned... You should see my mom and her brothers and sisters... But we’re still Latinos — that doesn’t change a damn thing.