Famous for her portrayal of Elizabeth Cooper McGillis on the early 1990s CBS sitcom Major Dad, she went on to play Nell Delaney on the Fox series New York Undercover.
Her early-career credits include roles in episodes of Boy Meets World and Promised Land.
She wrote and directed a 1997 short film titled Three Women of Pain.
Her first marriage, to fellow television actor Jeremy Sisto, lasted from 1993 until 2002. In 2008, she married Nathan Graf.
She co-starred with Drew Barrymore in the 2001 movie Riding in Cars with Boys.