She studied theatre and business at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After moving to Los Angeles in 1992, she made her screen debut in 1995's Separate Lives.
Outside of acting, she also owns an accounting firm that she opened in 1999. The firm has handled entertainment and corporate financing and tax consulting.
She was raised on a dairy farm in Southern Illinois. She married Hamilton Davis Von Watts in 2005.
She worked opposite Jim Belushi while starring on season eight of According to Jim.