Rose to fame through her roles on E.R., The West Wing and CSI.
She was a drama student at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York as actor William Hickey's protege.
She had a small role in Christopher Nolan's film Memento as Guy Pearce's wife.
She grew up with an older brother named Jeff. She dated her CSI co-star Gary Dourdan from 2001 to 2002.
She made an uncredited appearance on Ellen Degeneres' show Ellen in 1997.