Father ran unsuccessfully for governor of Louisiana in 1991.
Was cast in the Paul Newman film Nobody's Fool six months after she graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts.
Played Sgt. Danny Sofer on the groundbreaking cable police drama The Shield. She explained to canmag.com that her childhood helped prepare her for the rough edges of show's male characters: "My two big brothers made me tough enough to work with these guys."
Her stage credits include Bang the Drum Slowly, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Baby Doll.
Appeared on NCIS in 2010 as a former agent with a past shared with Ducky, played by David McCallum.
Her 2011 performance in an L.A. stage production of The Break of Noon as the former wife of a man traumatized by an office massacre was praised by smmirror.com. The reviewer says her efforts in a dual role---she also plays the man's ex-girlfriend---made it "hard to recognize the same actress is playing both roles."
Elizabeth Dent — Mother
Peter Hay Eliasberg — Husband
Fred C. Dent III — Brother
Fred C. Dent Jr. — Father
Charlie Dent — Brother
North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States (1993)
Birth Place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States