Actress who rose to fame for her lead roles in films such has Hibiscus, Pursued and Stalked by my Mother.
She got a BFA in drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
One of her earliest breaks was landing the recurring role as Sally in the television series All My Children.
She was born in the midwest but went to school on the east coast in New York.
She appeared in an episode of the TV series Criminal Minds starring Thomas Gibson.