She played rebellious roles in Cape Fear and Natural Born Killers. She also played a memorable role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
She landed her first leading role at the age of twelve on the Showtime series Fires.
She was the lead singer of the rock band Juliette and the Licks until 2009.
She married Steve Berra in 1999, and the couple divorced four years later.
She appeared alongside Nick Nolte in Cape Fear.