- Shaved her head before her first day of middle school.
- Was in the original Broadway cast for the musical Once, which was based on the 2006 film of the same name.
- Unable to read music, she was given 10 days to learn two key songs, one classical and one contemporary, for Once.
- Featured in a Vogue magazine spread that photographically chronicled her preparations for the 2012 Tony awards, for which she was a nominee.
- Was introduced as the Mother in the 2013 Season 8 finale of How I Met Your Mother. To maintain secrecy while shooting her brief scene, all the extras were members of the series' production staff.
- Once played in a New York City band called Eelwax Jesus.
- Because of her unfamiliarity with Los Angeles street signs, received four parking tickets in her first week in the city.
- 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
- 2012, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
- 2012, Grammy — Best Musical Theater Album: Winner
- Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States