Actress best known as Lorelei Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls and as Sarah Braverman on Parenthood. She has also appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Evan Almighty and It's Kind of a Funny Story.
She rode horses competitively as a young girl.
She used to do public appearances as Striker, the dog mascot of the US-based 1994 FIFA World Cup. In 2013, she released her first novel, entitled Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel.
She dated her Parenthood co-star Peter Krause in 2010. She also previously dated Friends star Matthew Perry.
She co-starred with Alexis Bledel on the hit series Gilmore Girls from 2000 to 2007.