De Young is a native of Sacramento, California. She is a trained ballet dancer and started training around seven years old. She graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
After that, she landed a leading role as Ginny Thompson in the American Broadcasting Company Family series Bunheads.
In 2014, she made a guest appearance in the sitcom Baby Daddy as Bailey. In 2014, she was cast in the Music Television sitcom Faking lieutenant as Lauren, the stepsister of Amy (Rita Volk).