- Fist acting job was in a commercial for McDonald's.
- Was homeschooled and raised as a Scientologist.
- Appeared in the video for Michael Jackson's song "Childhood."
- Performed backup vocals on Neil Diamond's The Christmas Album: Volume II in 1994.
- Made her film debut in the 1997 movie version of Leave It to Beaver as Wally Cleaver's girlfriend, Karen.
- Won the award for Breakthrough Female Performance at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards for Steven Soderbergh's Traffic.
- 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- Brando Christensen — Brother
- Dane Christensen — Brother
- Cole Maness — Husband
- Shane — Daughter
- Kathy Christensen — Mother
- Steven Christensen — Father