1958 – Born on the 29th of May in Topeka, Kansas.
1986 – Her television debut was with the made-for-TV movie Manhunt for Claude Dallas.
1988 – Her first major role in a theatrical feature was in The Great Outdoors playing ‘Kate Craig’.
1989 – Starred in the movie Marquise de Merteuil in Valmont opposite Colin Firth.
1990 – Stephen Frears’s The Grifters starring Anjelica Huston and John Cusack.
– She followed that with her appearance in Bugsy.
1998 – Played the role of ‘Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger’ in The Siege co-starring Denzel Washington and Bruce
1999 – Starred in the film American Beauty.
2006 – Appeared in the film adaptation of the Augusten Burroughs book, Running with Scissors.
– On 9th of December she hosted Saturday Night Live with musical guest Gwen Stefani and Akon.