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.