Longtime actress known for her award-winning role as Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series Homeland. She also played Angela Chase on the high school drama series My So-Called Life and was cast as Juliet alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet.
Her performance as the title character in the HBO biopic Temple Grandin earned her an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Satellite and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
She married Hugh Dancy in 2009. She had her first child, a son named Cyrus, in 2012. They welcomed a second son in 2018.
She played Cosette in the 1998 film Les Miserables, where Liam Neeson portrayed the great character Jean Valjean.