- After training to become a ballet dancer, she performed with the New England Dance Conservatory, the Amherst Ballet Theater Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company. An ankle injury shortened her dance career.
- First TV acting gig came with the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light in 1987.
- In 1991, debuted on the silver screen as April O'Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
- Received training from real-life CIA operatives for research into her role on the CBS series The Agency (2001).
- David — Son
- David V. Turco — Father
- Jason O'Mara — Husband
- University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States (BA in drama)