She rose to fame for playing Rebecca Donaldson on the ABC sitcom Full House and its Netflix revival Fuller House. She also played Ava Gregory on Summerland.
She began her career as a model at age 12, and was featured on many national print advertisements while attending Hauppauge High School in New York.
She co-starred as Debbie Wilson on Beverly Hills, 90210 and played Patty in a famous episode of Seinfeld titled "The Serenity Now."
She married her second husband, Mossimo Giannulli, creator of the popular Mossimo clothing line, in 1997. They had two daughters named Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade.
She co-starred with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Full House.