Gained wide popularity after playing a role in Showtime's hit series Dexter.
She was cast in the Broadway revival of The Crucible alongside actors Liam Neeson and Laura Linney in 2002.
She had an award-nominated performance in the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which co-starred Laura Linney.
She gained acting experience and training at the Walden Theater Conservatory program in her youth.
In 2011, she married and separated from Dexter co-star Michael C. Hall, whom she began dating in 2008.