She played Christine in the Academy Award-winning 2004 film Sideways and gained further recognition for her role as Natalie Figueroa on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
She started her career in an off-Broadway play called Pentecost.
She has appeared in a number of Law & Order episodes.
She married actor David Basche. In 2008 they welcomed a daughter named Livia.
She guest-starred on several episodes of The Drew Carey Show.