Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be a ballerina and studied at the School of American Ballet in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
  • Landed her first TV role in 1990, appearing in the miniseries Jackie Collins' Lucky/Chances.
  • Garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of emotionally troubled teen Polly "Torch" Clark in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted.
  • Played the recurring role of President Bartlet's daughter, Zoey, for seven seasons on NBC's The West Wing.
  • Made her Broadway debut in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow in 2008, opposite Jeremy Piven.

Awards

  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Fred Armisen — Ex-husband
  • Linda Moss — Mother
  • Adam Arkapaw — Significant Other
  • Ron Moss — Father