Best known as Maxine Fortenberry on HBO's True Blood and as Ronnie on NBC's The Office, she also appeared in such films as Blast from the Past and The Pretty One.
Early in her career, she was cast in episodes of Murder, She Wrote and L.A. Law.
In 2003, she appeared in nine episodes of Mister Sterling, a television series that starred Josh Brolin and Audra McDonald.
She married television lighting designer Ray Thompson in 1986.
Beginning in 2013, she shared the small screen with Rachelle Lefevre and Mike Vogel, playing the recurring role of Andrea Grinnell on the television series Under the Dome.