After graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, she began performing with Second City, a renowned Chicago sketch comedy troupe.
A television writer as well as an actress and comedienne, she contributed to scripts for the Fox comedy series Raising Hope.
She was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. She married Robert Dassie in 2001.
She became known for her comedic impressions of Anna Nicole Smith, the Olsen Twins, and numerous other celebrities.