Featured in supporting roles in the 1990's films The Mask, Beverly Hills Cops, and Apollo 13. She has also played leading roles in films called Jack Rio, Raven, Skeletons in the Desert and more.
She was taken by drama class and plays during high school. She flew to New York for free for a modeling gig, and remained there to study acting.
She wrote, produced and starred in the 2009 flick The Intruders.
She was born in Florida and raised in Tennessee on a dairy farm. She was married to vitamin tycoon Gerald Kessler who was 31 years her senior. Kessler died in March of 2015. She was already married to another man when she first met Kessler. She'd later begin dating actor Swen Temmel.
She and Eric Roberts acted alongside one another in the film First Dog.