Fast Facts

  • Was born in the same hospital (although 10 years later) as her 24 husband, Carlos Bernard.
  • Studied neural science in college.
  • Made her professional stage debut in a Springfield (IL) production of West Side Story.
  • Was noticed by ABC talent scouts while acting in a 1992 Seattle stage production of Peter Pan, leading to a move to New York and her TV debut in One Life to Live in 1993.
  • Auditioned for two roles on 24 (Nina Meyers and Kate Warner)before being offered the role of Michelle Dessler.
  • In addition to 2004 and 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award ensemble nominations for 24, was nominated for a 2004 Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award.
  • Was excited to be a semiregular on ER (2007-08) since it gave the Chicago native a chance to visit her hometown.
  • Mother was a head administrator at a jail for 10 years.
  • Of Dutch, Welsh and Japanese ancestry.
  • Ardent rodeo fan.

Awards

  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kiefer Sutherland — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Details

  • Birth Place: Evanston, IL
  • Birthday: December 9, 1972, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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