She studied at the Stella Adler Academy, but her life-changing moment came after a conversation with Dan Akroyd, who advised her to join the Second City theater group.
In addition to her two best-known roles, she starred in Rob Corddry's Children's Hospital, and Neil LaBute's film Bash.
Her father Rocky Craig was a scout for Seattle Mariners in the major leagues; her younger brother Casey also was involved in professional baseball. Her mother's name is Marzalie.
She is the stepsister of Mandy Moore.