- Began acting in commercials at age 9.
- First film role was in 1982 as Peter O'Toole's daughter in My Favorite Year.
- Had a recurring role on St. Elsewhere beginning in 1983.
- Best known for her Emmy-winning roles on All My Children and As the World Turns.
- Wrote popular blog Confessions of a Mad Soap Star in 2006.
- Her character, Dixie Martin, was famously killed off on All My Children in 2007 when she ate poisoned peanut butter banana pancakes.
- Wrote, produced, directed and starred in a surrealist one-woman theater piece titled Mona7 that dealt with abuse.
- Released her first folk album, Blue Glitter Fish, in 2006; recorded a live album, Club Passim, in 2010.
- Enjoys writing poetry and painting.
- Co-owner of New Orleans bar Mimi's in the Marigny.