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  • Ran away from home at age 15 after both of her parents died.
  • Had a recurring role as Rep. Andrea Wyatt on The West Wing.
  • Performed her Oscar-nominated song "In the Deep," from the film Crash, at the 2006 Academy Awards.
  • Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives, was so impressed with her performance at the Oscars he created a role for her on his show.


  • 2005, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee


  • Birth Place: Not Available
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
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