Became famous for her role as Frau Farbissina in the hit Austin Powers films. In 2000 she played the role of Clarnella in the film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In 2013, she provided voices for multiple characters in Monsters University. She has a recurring role as Miss. Briggs on iCarly for nine episodes.
She began learning how to act when she was 13.
She married and had one son named Max with Brian Gadson. Her father is comedian Dick Sterling.