- Was a cross-country runner in high school.
- Father ran unsuccessfully for governor of Louisiana in 1991.
- Was cast in the Paul Newman film Nobody's Fool six months after she graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts.
- Played Sgt. Danny Sofer on the groundbreaking cable police drama The Shield. She explained to canmag.com that her childhood helped prepare her for the rough edges of show's male characters: "My two big brothers made me tough enough to work with these guys."
- Her stage credits include Bang the Drum Slowly, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Baby Doll.
- Appeared on NCIS in 2010 as a former agent with a past shared with Ducky, played by David McCallum.
- Her 2011 performance in an L.A. stage production of The Break of Noon as the former wife of a man traumatized by an office massacre was praised by smmirror.com. The reviewer says her efforts in a dual role---she also plays the man's ex-girlfriend---made it "hard to recognize the same actress is playing both roles."
- Elizabeth Dent — Mother
- Fred C. Dent III — Brother
- Fred C. Dent Jr. — Father
- Peter Hay Eliasberg — Husband
- Charlie Dent — Brother
- North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States (1993)
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