- Debuted on Broadway as an understudy for Mary-Louise Parker in the Tony Award-winning play Proof. This paved the way for a bigger role in The Graduate, as Elaine, opposite Lorraine Bracco's Mrs. Robinson.
- First television break was a five episode stint on the HBO prison drama Oz.
- Joined the cast of the short-lived NBC sitcom Joey, replacing Ashley Scott, who played Alex Garrett in the pilot.
- Appeared in the "Revenge of the Nerds" music video by her Better Off Ted costar Malcolm Barrett, who goes by the stage name Verbal.