She became known for portraying Kate Moseley in The Cutting Edge and Karen Roe on One Tree Hill. She also voiced the adult Nala in the 1994 Disney classic The Lion King.
She was cast in her high school's production of Annie before landing her first television gig in the made-for-television movie Love, Lies, and Murder.
She got permission from her priest to act in an explicit sex scene in the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
She married businessman Steve Hewitt in 2000 and the couple had a son named Eamon and a daughter named Ella.
She starred in the ice skating film The Cutting Edge alongside co-star D.B. Sweeney.