Most well known for her portrayal of Olivia Harper on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy, she is also notable for her recurring role as Alison on Reception and for her guest spots on NCIS and The Mysteries of Laura.
Before launching her career, she trained at London's famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and at Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf theater school.
Her theatrical credits include roles in Vassily Sigarev's Ladybird and Leslye Headland's Surfer Girl.
She attended high school in New Hampton, Iowa, and later lived and worked in Chicago, London, and Los Angeles.
She mimicked the voice of actress Lindsay Lohan in two episodes of the animated series Family Guy.