Played firefighter widow and mother in the long-running FX series 'Rescue Me.'
While in high school, she gained the role of Anita in 'West Side Story', sparking an interest in acting.
Her family is part Armenian, part British British, with some Italian and Portuguese.
She was raised by her single mother, Karen.
She was in the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed film The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.