- The daughter of a commercial crab fisherman, she grew up in Alaska (partially in the Aleutian Island town where the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch is taped).
- Performed with a theater conservatory in Seattle while in college.
- Made TV debut in a 2000 episode of Diagnosis Murder.
- Had recurring roles in NCIS (2006-12), Jericho ('06-07), Mad Men ('07-08) and Logo's Exes & Ohs ('07-09).
- Took over Annie Wersching's role on General Hospital for two weeks in 2007 before Wersching returned to it.
- Most notable movie role was in the 2007 Keri Russell romantic comedy-drama Waitress.