Actress best known for her roles as Lizzie Grant in the series Entourage and as Taylor Townsend in The O.C. She is also known for her starring roles in several Hallmark Channel romantic comedies. In 2016, she appeared in Clint Eastwood's biopic Sully, opposite Tom Hanks.
She was in the 2004 film The Girl Next Door. Her breakout role came in 2005 as a re-occurring character on The O.C. At age 17, she moved to Los Angeles to study musical theatre at UCLA and pursuit a career in acting.
She made the 2006 Maxim's list of Hot as number fifty-seven.
She married Jesse Warren in 2009. The couple had two sons before divorcing in 2014. She has two sons, Finn and Dashiell.
She was in the 2007 film Palo Alto alongside Aaron Ashmore.