Moved to Chicago suburb when she was an infant
Diagnosed with integration disorder, a learning disability; attended workshops at Loyola University and was enrolled at the Piven Workshop for treatment
Wrote and acted in local Chicago-area theater productions
Made TV acting debut as Robert Urich's daughter in the ABC miniseries "Amerika"
Feature acting debut, "Poltergeist III"
Moved to Los Angeles with her mother
Played homicide victim Jennifer Levin in the ABC TV-movie "The Preppie Murder"
Had supporting role in "Dead Poets Society"
Portrayed Donna Hayward in the ABC drama series "Twin Peaks"
Cast opposite Judd Nelson in "The Dark Backward"
Reprised her TV role in David Lynch's feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"
First collaboration with Alan Rudolph, "Equinox", opposite Matthew Modine
Had title role in the thriller "The Temp"
Garnered critical praise for her turn as the target of a hit man in John Dahl's "Red Rock West" (aired on HBO)
Starred opposite Matthew Modine in the TNT biblical miniseries "Jacob"
Played a call girl in the 1950s in the noirish "Cafe Society" (premiered on Showtime before its theatrical release)
Cast as assistant district attorney Helen Gamble on the ABC legal drama "The Practice"
Had supporting role in the quadrangular drama "Afterglow", directed by Alan Rudolph
Played the chief villainess in "Men in Black 2"; replaced Famke Janssen who withdrew because of family illness
Returned to television as a manic-depressive patient in the Showtime drama "Huff"
Joined the cast of "Las Vegas," (NBC) as the new owner of Montecito Resort & Casino
Appeared opposite Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland in "Land of the Blind"