She has a BA from the University of Toronto.
Gave birth to her first child at age 30, a daughter Eliza Giles on July 6, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Rob Giles.
She is a qualified canoe instructor and also enjoys kayaking and swimming.
Sister of twins Francesca Scorsone and Jovanna Scorsone.
For her role on Private Practice (2007) as Dr. Amelia Shepard, she was introduced to Shonda Rhimes by the director/actor Eric Stoltz, who had worked with her ten years before and remembered that she resembled Patrick Dempsey. She won the role and is now a regular on the series.