- Modeled from age 9 to 16.
- Minored in French in college.
- Trained with Ron Stetson for three years at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York.
- Landed her first major role as Lucinda Nicholson on the show Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1993.
- Did many of her own stunts for her physically demanding roles in Starship Troopers, Johnny Mnemonic and Dragonheart.