- Started performing at age 3. Started her theater career at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College. Sings and plays piano. Performs in the band the Real D'Coy with her brother Clark. Is a member of Los Angeles' Sight Unseen Theatre Group, which was cofounded by her brother Clark. Joined the cast of Smallville in 2008 as Tess Mercer, her first role as a TV-series regular. Loves to cook, and enjoys watching Top Chef.