- Raised in Santa Fe, NM, she once costarred in a 1997 film called Santa Fe, which starred Gary Cole and Lolita Davidovich. There's also a New Mexico connection with her TV series, Breaking Bad, which is set in Albuquerque.
- Landed her first professional acting job, in The Beggar's Opera at the Court Theatre in Chicago, in 1990, while still an undergraduate at Northwestern University.
- Made Broadway debut the 1996's revival of The Rehearsal, which also starred Roger Rees.
- Played Marie Curie in Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, a play written by Alan Alda, in 2011.