- Was on her high-school swim team.
- Started her own fashion label, named L.A.M.B., in 2003.
- Brother Eric has worked as an animator for The Simpsons.
- Played Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator (2004).
- Released her first solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby., in 2004.
- Donated $1 million in March 2011 to aid relief efforts in Japan after the country was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami.
- Announced in June 2011 that she was quitting her solo music career and would focus musically on the band No Doubt.