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 announced they were expecting their second child in April 2018.
She played Cosette in the 1998 film Les Miserables, where Liam Neeson portrayed the great character Jean Valjean.