Grew up with her mother and half-sister at the historic Chelsea hotel in New York City.
Started acting in commercials at the age of 4 in order to help support her family.
Feature film career began in 1989 with supporting roles in Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner, and Uncle Buck, starring the late John Candy.
Won Best Young Actress Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at the Young Artist Foundation's Eleventh Annual Youth in Film Awards in 1990, for her portrayal of Kevin Costner's daughter, Karin Kinsella, in Field of Dreams.
Made her television debut in 1994 on the short lived NBC sitcom, Someone Like Me, co-starring Patricia Heaton.
Made her Broadway debut in 2003, acting alongside Adam Goldberg and Christina Ricci in the third annual 24 Hour Plays On Broadway performance, A Long Story.
2015, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
2016, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
Alexandra Auder — Half Sister
Chris Dapkins — Significant Other
Viva — Mother
Anthony Herrera — Father
Rosemary — Daughter
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, United States (BA in Literature, 2003)