She made her acting debut in a 1992 television movie called Breaking the Silence.
She starred in the film Scream 3 as Christine Taylor.
Her mother, Harriet Ann Edwards, was a model and a writer. For six months, she was married to Carlos Tarajano. She then married Daniel Giersch in 2006, and the couple had two children before divorcing in 2010.
She starred as the mother of Blake Lively's character on CW's hit show Gossip Girl.