She competed in the Junior Olympics and the Washington state swimming championships.
She is an Oscar-winning actress who portrayed a transgender male in Boys Don't Cry and dropped out of high school to pursue acting.
She married Chad Lowe in 1997, and the couple divorced in 2007. She became engaged to Ruben Torres in March of 2016 but the couple split only a few months later.
She starred in the crime/thriller Insomnia with Al Pacino.