Film producer who has gained acclaim in Hollywood as the president and CEO of Lava Entertainment. She married actor Sean Astin in 1994, with whom she earned an Oscar nomination for her work on his short film Kangaroo Court.
She was named Miss Teen Indiana at age 17 in 1984. She later earned her BA in history and English literature from UCLA.
She appeared at the 1994 Diversity Awards alongside her husband. Her mother-in-law is Patty Duke.
She shares three children with her husband named Alexandra, Elizabeth, and Isabella.
She and her husband worked with Gregory Hines on his 1994 short film Kangaroo Court.