She had roles in the acclaimed films Good Will Hunting and Boys Don't Cry.
She got her first acting part through a joke audition for the movie To Die For.
Her first three television appearances were in the crime dramas CSI, Law and Order and Homicide: Life on the Street.
Her mother worked as a travel agent and her father was a cardiologist.
She and Mindy Kaling were classmates at BB&N, a private high school in Boston.