- Is of Scottish-Italian heritage.
- Got into ventriloquism after a friend gave her a how-to kit.
- Inherited her "Granny" puppet from actor-ventriloquist Ken Campbell upon his death.
- Spent 2000 and '01 with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- She and her dummy Monk the monkey portrayed a TV weather duo in the 2006 comedy For Your Consideration.
- An airline once lost Monk temporarily so she decided to have replicas of it made.
- Wrote and directed the 2012 documentary Her Master's Voice, which pays homage to her late mentor and lover, Ken Campbell (1941-2008), by taking his puppets to "Vent Haven," an imagined final home for the dummies of dead ventriloquists.
- Once took a day course in Mongolian throat-singing.