- Studied at the Moscow Art Theater Institute at Harvard and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
- Spent a summer teaching at Interlochen, an arts camp in Michigan.
- Began her television career with a guest-starring role on Judging Amy.
- Didn't eat meat for 12 years before moving to New Mexico.
- Has been known to take spoons from restaurants, a quirk she has in common with her Breaking Bad character, Marie.