She portrayed Abby Whelan in ABC's Scandal and apeared in Waitress in 2007.
In 1993, she graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in communications.
She has had roles on many TV shows, including Mad Men, General Hospital and Jericho.
Her father was a commercial fisherman. She grew up with a younger sister. She married Joseph Gallegos.
She played Mark Harmon's deceased wife in NCIS.