- Made her acting debut in the film The Love Letters from Teralba Road (1977) at age 12.
- In 1994, co-starred with Anthony LaPaglia in Paperback Romance, a romantic-comedy about a disabled novelist and a jeweler from whom she tries to hide her condition; the couple married 4 years later.
- Volunteered with the Young Storytellers Foundation, providing children the means to develop literacy through the art of storytelling.
- 1996, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1992, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- Zoë Carides — Sister
- Anthony LaPaglia — Husband (separated)
- Bridget Amelia Banks Carides LaPaglia — Daughter
- Danielle Carides — Sister