Party of Five actress who won a 2007 Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role as Melinda Gordon in Ghost Whisperer. In 1997, she had a major role in the highly successful horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer.
She became a member of the Texas Show Team at the age of nine and began her career on the Disney Channel show Kids Incorporated.
In 2008, Maxim named her the sexiest woman on TV.
She was engaged to Ross McCall in 2007, but they cancelled the engagement in 2008. She then married actor Brian Hallisay in 2013. Together they had two children, a daughter named Autumn and a son named Atticus.
She starred in the 2001 film Heartbreakers alongside Sigourney Weaver, who played her character's mother.