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Born: August 15, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in East Greenwich, RI
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Gained attention of entertainment industry as Harper Pitt in student workshop production of "Angels in America: Perestroika"
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Made professional stage debut in production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Seattle's Intiman Theatre
1994:
Appeared off-Broadway in "Four Dogs and a Bone" and "The Naked Truth"
1994:
Landed recurring role of scheming Dana Abandando on "NYPD Blue" (ABC)
1995:
Feature film debut in "A Walk in the Clouds"
1995:
Starred as Stacey Colbert, a liberal journalist who enters into a marriage of convenience on the Fox sitcom "Ned and Stacey"
1996:
Played the female lead in "McHale's Navy" opposite Tom Arnold
1997:
Made a guest appearance as Jerry's unavailable crush on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC)
1998:
Replaced Sherilyn Fenn on the short-lived ABC series "Prey"
1998:
Co-starred opposite Eric McCormack as roommates on the NBC sitcom "Will & Grace"; earned Emmy (2000, 2001, 2006), Golden Globe (2002, 2003, 2004) and SAG (2004) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy
1998:
Cast in a small role as a journalist in Woody Allen's "Celebrity"
2000:
Starred as Mary Magdalene in the CBS miniseries "Jesus"
2002:
Cast opposite Richard Gere in "The Mothman Prophecies"
2002:
Appeared opposite Woody Allen in "Hollywood Ending"
2004:
Cast as Ben Stiller's cheating wife in "Along Came Polly"
2004:
Voiced Arlene, Garfield's girlfriend in "Garfield: The Movie"
2005:
Starred with Dermot Mulroney in the romantic comedy "The Wedding Date"
2006:
Voiced forest ranger Beth in the animated comedy "Open Season"
2007:
Played Molly Kagan, the ex-wife of a Hollywood studio executive in the USA Network miniseries "The Starter Wife"; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress
2007:
Cast in a supporting role opposite Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore in "Lucky You"
2008:
Featured in Diane English's female ensemble "The Women," a remake of the 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce
2008:
Reprised the role of Molly Kagan in the USA Network series "The Starter Wife"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009
2010:
Executive produced and starred in the ABC comedy film "Wright vs. Wrong"
2012:
Co-starred as a songwriter and creator of a Broadway musical on NBC's "Smash"

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