She was born in La Jolla, California and was raised in Washington State.
Her favorite day on the set of Dungeons & Dragons (2000) was when they shot in the ancient sewers underneath the city of Prague.
When she was a young girl, she told her aunt she wanted to be 'inside the TV.'.
Her portrayal of the villain Logan St. Claire in the Sliders (1995) third season episode "Double Cross" is widely considered by fans to be the show's best villain, even though her only appearance was in that episode.
In JAG (1995), her character, P.O. Jennifer Coates, appeared for the first time on December 11th in 2001 and was recurring during seasons 7, 8 and 9. For the 10th and also last season, she was promoted to the main cast. Her last appearance was in April 2005, when the show ended.