A noted Manhattan nightclub denizen as a college student, she was the subject of a 1986 New York Times Magazine profile written by Maureen Dowd.
Wrote, composed and performed in Positive Me, a 1989 musical piece about AIDS produced by off-Broadway's LaMama theater company; Thomas Gibson was in the cast.
Made her film debut as a makeup artist in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991).
Voiced the role of Lex Luthor's aide Mercy Graves in Superman: The Animated Series, as well as in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon series; also voiced Crystal Steele in the Blade Runner CD-ROM game.
Is a longtime vegetarian.
Does volunteer work for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Save the Children, Planned Parenthood and AmFAR.
2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2011, People's Choice Awards — Favorite TV Drama Actress: Winner
Alvin Edelstein — Father
Robert Russell — Husband
Bonnie Edelstein — Mother
Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States