Notable for her performances in the films Sweet Old World and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, she is also recognized for her guest spots on the American television shows House M.D., The Lying Game, and CSI: NY.
Before beginning her acting career, she earned a degree in diplomatic history from the University of Pennsylvania.
She made her film acting debut in the 2000 film Leading with the Right.
She was born to a Turkish actress mother and a Norwegian diplomat father. She and Stephen McHugh started an on-and-off relationship in 2016.