Best known for playing nearly a dozen roles in the Law & Order franchise, she has been seen in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She also had a recurring role in House of Cards in 2015.
After earning her B.A. at U.C. Berkeley, she went on to complete a master's degree at NYU's Graduate Acting Program.
She has had small roles in a number of feature films like Picture Perfect, The Red Right Hand, and Hitch.
Her father is actor/producer Tom Stern and her mother is award-winning actress Samantha Eggar. Her brother, Nicholas Stern, is a film and television producer. She married actor Brennan Brown in 1998.