She played impressive roles in American Beauty and American Pie. Her other notable credits include Nowhere and High Incident.
She played Kevin Spacey's love interest in American Beauty, and once starred in a Rice-A-Roni commercial.
She starred in the film American Pie with Seann William Scott.
She considered becoming an astronaut, a doctor, and an archaeologist before she was offered a modeling job.
She married Robert Brinkmann in March 2000, and the couple divorced five years later.