Daughter of Frank Zappa who had a hit with "Valley Girl" in 1982.
She acted on many television shows, like CHiPS and The Facts of Life.
She is the author of America, the Beautiful.
She married Paul Doucette, Matchbox Twenty's guitarist and former drummer, in June 2002. They had a daughter, Matilda, before filing for divorce in January 2012.
She was in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, starring Neil Patrick Harris.