Appeared on Broadway (replacing Joan Allen) in Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles"
Cast as a minister and bible scholar in the Playwrights Horizons production of Keith Bunin's "The Busy World is Hushed"
Cast as Grace McCallister in the WB drama "Jack and Bobby"; received Golden Globe (2004) and SAG (2005) nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series
Feature film acting debut in "... And Justice For All"
Made Broadway debut in Steve Tesich's "Division Street"
Turned in excellent portrayal of a doctor in John Badham's feature "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"
Delivered a wonderful performance as the free-spirited aunt in the underrated Housekeeping"
Feature directorial debut, "My First Mister", screened at Sundance
Had leading role of a US Senator's daughter nominated to be Surgeon General in the Lifetime adaptation of "An American Daughter" based on Wendy Wasserstein's play
Her Emmy nomination (Best Supporting Actress) was perhaps the lone high point of the ABC miniseries "Amerika", a ponderous 14-hour epic which incurred the wrath of the UN and USSR before airing
Starred with River Phoenix and Judd Hirsch in Sidney Lumet's "Running on Empty"
Was atypically insufferable in the female buddy flick "Leaving Normal"
Appeared in commercials first for rug shampoo Spray 'n Vac, then for eight other products including Sominex and Joy dishwashing liquid
Breakthrough film role in "Swing Shift" earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
Directorial debut, "Lieberman in Love", earned her an Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film; also starred opposite Danny Aiello; film aired on Showtime cable network
First Off-Broadway appearance as the female lead opposite Chris Sarandon in David Mamet's "The Woods" at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theater
Had regular role as Harvey Korman's daughter in short-lived ABC sitcom "The Harvey Korman Show"
Moved to New York City; supported herself as a waitress by day and performed off-off Broadway by night; even worked as a mime for a while in Central Park, battling an imaginary wind as her roommate honked inexpertly on a clarinet
Played Brenda Nicol in NBC miniseries "The Executioner's Song", based on the Norman Mailer book
Replaced Mandy Patinkin as a star of CBS drama "Chicago Hope", playing ambitious cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr Kathryn Austin; left series in spring of 1999
Signed to make feature directorial debut with "My First Mister"
Starred in TNT movie "Hope", directed by "Swing Shift" co-star Goldie Hawn
Starred with Ron Rifkin in the Off-Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels"
Succeeded Roxane Hart opposite Kevin Kline in Michael Weller's Off-Broadway play, "Loose Ends"
TV debut as Tania Reston in live-action, comic book adventure (movie-series pilot) "Dr Scorpion"
Will play a recurring role on "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC) as assistant district attorney
Won a CableACE Award for Best Actress for her performance in the TNT movie "Crazy from the Heart", directed by husband Thomas Schlamme
Worked as a singing waitress one summer during college; travelled to Scotland as a member of the Ann Arbor Mime Troupe, then went to London, appearing in a mime production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Acted opposite William Hurt in "The Doctor"
Cast in lead role of a female Jewish doctor who survived the Holocaust in the Showtime biopic "Out of the Ashes"