Portrayed First Lady Mellie Grant in the ABC's Scandal. She also had a recurring role as Beth Clemmons on CBS's Criminal Minds.
She graduated from Yale University and studied at Oxford before going to Broadway to play in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
In Scandal, her character must came to terms with her husband's ongoing affair, all the while presenting a positive public image and scheming her revenge.
She was in a relationship with actor Joshua Leonard from 2000 until 2002. She later began a relationship with actor Edward Weeks.
She worked with writer-producer Shonda Rhimes on both Private Practice and Scandal.