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  • Started her acting career at age 7 by playing a munchkin in a local production of The Wizard of Oz.
  • At age 13, made her feature-film debut in Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) and won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for her work.
  • Appeared in the 1997 music video for Sheryl Crow's "A Change (Would Do You Good)."
  • Served as the 2005 keynote speaker for the annual conference held by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of Boston.


  • 1997, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Debut Performance: Winner


  • Mark Matarazzo — Brother
  • Ray Matarazzo — Father
  • Caroline Murphy — Ex-fiancée
  • Camille Matarazzo — Mother

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  • Birth Place: Oyster Bay, NY
  • Profession: Actor

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