She became known for playing Margaret March in 1994's Little Women and Lucy Lynskey in the 1996 comedy horror film The Frighteners.
She joined her family's dance troupe at age seven, which led to her getting stage roles in musicals like Runaway.
She recorded the audio books Tricksters Queen and the series Alanna: Song of the Lioness Quartet.
Her mother Sylvia was a Puerto Rican flamenco dancer and her father, Domingo, was a flamenco singer. She and her husband, actor Robert McNeill, welcomed a son and a daughter.
She co-starred with Michael J. Fox in The Frighteners.