Performed in the local Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis MN
Worked directing at Guthrie Theater as apprentice
Worked as a disco dancer and taught dancing at Arthur Murray dance studios
Was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines
At age 20 was in a head-on automobile accident that crushed her legs and took a year's recovery during which time she became addicted to painkillers (date approximate)
Modeled with New York's Elite Agency
Film acting debut (as title character) in "Osa"
First role in a major feature, "Bright Lights, Big City"
Garnered attention for her performance as Matt Dillon's junkie wife in "Drugstore Cowboy"
Starred in the John Hughes comedy "Curly Sue" with James Belushi
Co-starred with William Baldwin and Sherilyn Fenn in the romantic comedy "Three of Hearts"
Starred opposite Denzel Washington in the sci-fi thriller "Virtuosity"
Cast opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Hank Azaria in "Homegrown" written and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Featured in "Charlie's Angels" starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu; based on the popular 70's TV show
Cast in the thriller "The Jacket" with Adrien Brody
Cast in "Dallas 362," the directorial debut of Scott Caan