Fast Facts

  • Began her career on the stage in 1988 with appearances in two off-Broadway productions: The Love Talker and Italian American Reconciliation.
  • Made her feature-film debut in Steven Soderbergh's 1989 low-budget hit Sex, Lies and Videotape.
  • Guest appearances on popular programs, such as Crime Story, Miami Vice and Equalizer, paved the way for steadier TV work in 1997, playing Maya Gallo on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me.
  • Planned to star in a biopic on the life and works of Mexican artist and icon Frida Kahlo, but protests over the actress's non-Mexican heritage derailed the project. 
  • Has appeared at the Environmental Media Awards, the Voices for Change Gala Benefit and Concert (benefitting Children with Disabilities) and the Friends Finding a Cure Gala Benefitting Project ALS.


  • 1990, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee


  • John San Giacomo — Father
  • Cameron Dye — Ex-husband
  • Matt Adler — Husband
  • Mary Jo San Giacomo — Mother
  • Mason Alan Dye — Son
  • Torry Castellano — Cousin


  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA, 1984)


  • Birth Place: West Orange, NJ
  • Profession: Actor

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