Launched her acting career at the age of 12, doing voice-over work for animator Co Hoedeman's program Masquerade for the National Film Board of Canada.
Did voice-overs for Canadian cartoons while attending college.
After graduating from McGill University, attended the Harvard-sponsored Institute of Advanced Theater Training at the American Repertory Theater for two years, appearing in productions of The Tempest and Tartuffe.
Made guest appearances in two 1999 episodes of David E. Kelley's legal drama The Practice; Kelley then cast her in his short-lived ABC dramedy Snoops, before writing the role of Lauren Davis on Boston Public specifically for her.
Originally trained in painting, she worked on the art pieces for Patricia Clarkson's character in the indie drama The Station Agent (2003).
Speaks fluent French.
2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
Bobby Salomon — Husband (separated)
Penelope Clare Salomon — Daughter
Deborah Gilsig — Sister
Toby Gilsig — Father
Clare Gilsig — Mother
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (BA in English, 1993)