Actress best known for playing Skylar in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, a role that earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also played leading roles in the films Big Night, Grosse Pointe Blank and The Governess and in 2016, she began starring on the ABC sitcom Speechless.
She performed as a jazz vocalist and guitarist. In 1995, she made her big screen debut in the film Circle of Friends.
Her role as Carlotta in the 2004 film The Phantom of the Opera earned her a London Film Critics Circle Award nomination and a Satellite Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
She had her first son, Henry, in September 2008 and later revealed the father to be producer Tim Lea. She dated Good Will Hunting co-star Matt Damon in 1998 and was briefly engaged to Josh Brolin in 2001.
She co-starred with Eddie Izzard on the FX series The Riches from 2007 to 2008.