- Parents wanted her to pursue a career in science.
- Appeared in stage productions of Steel Magnolias, Children of a Lesser God and Noises Off.
- First TV job was an appearance in a 1989 commercial for the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons.
- In the early 1990s, cofounded the Canadian comedy group Random Acts, with Katherine Jackson and Anne Marie Kerr.
- Won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Actress in the 2006 film Breakdown.
- Received Gemini Award nominations for her work on Stargate SG-1 (2001) and Sanctuary (2009). The Gemini Awards honor excellence in Canadian TV.