- Grandfather Desmond Fitzgerald was a high-ranking CIA officer in the 1950s and '60s who helped coordinate attempts to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
- Mother cowrote the book Knitting for Dummies.
- First role was as Bessie the Cow in a Camden Civic Theatre production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
- Played the title role in Hedda Gabler in a 2010 off-Broadway production that staged the play in an East Village townhouse.
- Returned to her hometown in Maine to shoot Like the Water, which she cowrote, in 2011; used her father's house and camp as shooting locations.