- Became a fan of Jimmy Stewart's movies as a result of listening to her grandfather's stories about the actor, who served under Stewart during World War II.
- Took an interest in acting during high school; however, she followed her love of the sea while attending San Diego State University and majoring in marine biology.
- Briefly worked as a model in Japan, appearing in several commercials, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
- Produced and penned songs for the short-lived series The Net.
- Made feature-film debut as a drug addict in the 1994 action flick Terminal Velocity.
- In 2004, starred in her first musical production, titled Dear Bernard.
- Steven Cummings — Grandfather
- Sally Spalding — Aunt
- Jackson Langton — Father
- David Chokachi — Ex-significant Other
- George Clooney — Ex-significant Other
- Carl Hagmier — Husband
- Attended San Diego State University, San Diego, CA