Dancer Maggie Stray, who became the first African-American to perform on the ABC sitcom Maggie’s Baby, has told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that her career has changed a lot.

In an interview published on the show’s official website, Stray says her life has been “the most incredible journey of my life” and she “was not the same person” when she was first cast on the series.

Stray, 37, became the “Maggies” in its first season in 2005 and has appeared in more than 150 episodes.

She was cast after winning a Golden Globe for her role in the Broadway production of “Camelot.”ABC News’ David McNew contributed to this report.ABC News is a national service of ABC News.

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