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  • The child of a British mother and an Argentinian father, she grew up speaking both English and Spanish.
  • While studying literature in college, she discovered a love of acting.
  • Came to the attention of U.S. audiences in a raunchy 2003 NBC comedy, Coupling, which was based on a British sitcom, and in 2006 when she took on the role of Penny Widmore on the ABC hit Lost.
  • Interestingly, she told, during a discussion of her work on Lost, that while fan interest in the series fascinated her, "I don't watch the show; I don't watch TV."
  • Portrayed David Frost's sultry girlfriend in the acclaimed 2007 Broadway production of Frost/Nixon opposite Frank Langella and Michael Sheen.
  • Was cast in the role of a beleaguered wife in two HBO series, the Mind of the Married Man (2001-02) and the racy Tell Me You Love Me (2007).


  • Davey Holmes — Husband


  • University of Oxford, Christ's Church College, Oxford, England

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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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BONES:  When an affluent prep school student is found dead Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) proves that it was indeed murder, not suicide in the BONES episode "A Boy In A Tree" airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Also pictured:  David Boreanaz (C).  ™©2005 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Sam Urdank/FOX.
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