- Roomed with Parker Posey in college.
- Took a year off in 1992 to travel in Europe.
- Appeared in a 1997 "Got Milk" ad that stated she was lactose intolerant, but still was able to drink a little milk each day.
- When she decided to leave ER in the third season of her five-year contract, she had to sign a no-work agreement that stipulated she could not appear on television until the termination of the original contract.
- During her first hiatus from ER, she taught a script-analysis class and directed several plays at her alma mater.