- After her aunt showed Michael Landon a photo of her, he cast her in an episode of Highway to Heaven, which marked her TV debut at the age of 9.
- Appeared in Burger King and Taco Bell commercials in the mid-'80s.
- Became the spokesperson for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association after her sister passed away from lupus in 1998.
- Life Goes On costar Patti LuPone sang at her 16th birthday party, her wedding ceremony and her reception.
- Completed the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute in 2004.
- Owns an online toy store called Romp.
- Is a partner in Entertaining Elephants, a sustainable children's clothing line.
- 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
- Heather Martin — Sister
- Doug Martin — Father
- Keith Christian — Husband
- Margaret Heather Christian — Daughter
- Debbie Martin — Mother
- Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA in Art History, 2001)
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