She rose to fame as the star of Pretty Woman and won an Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich in 2000. Her other notable films include Hook, Mirror Mirror and August: Osage County.
She wanted to be a Veterinarian, but she ended up signing with Click Modeling Agency in New York.
She portrayed Tess Ocean in the Ocean's 11 trilogy.
She broke off her engagement to Kiefer Sutherland three days before their wedding. She married Daniel Moder in July 2002, and the couple had twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, in November 2004 and a third child, a son named Henry, in 2007.
She starred in the 1997 romantic comedy film My Best Friend's Wedding with Cameron Diaz.