She made her professional acting debut in 1993 in the TV mini-series Tales of the City. Two years later she appeared on television in an episode of Charlie Grace and in a TV film called Deadly Whispers.
She has appeared in the feature films Cheap Thrills and Red, White & Blue.
She has three older brothers and her father is a retired police chief.
She played the title role in the 2014 biopic The Brittany Murphy Story.