1967 – She was born on the 28th day of September this year in Tenafly, New Jersey, USA. Her father did not want his children to become actors; at a young age, however, she wrote and acted in backyard plays with childhood friend Hope Davis, in theater productions at Dwight-Englewood High School, and later at Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in East Asian Studies.
1993 - When the 1993 film Amongst Friends entered pre-production, she was hired as third assistant director, then was promoted to casting director, then to assistant producer, and was finally offered a lead role, which opened doors for her.
1995 – She won Academy Award’s Best Supporting Actress in the movie “Mighty Aphrodite”.
1996 – She won Golden Globe’s Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie “Mighty Aphrodite”.
2003 - She met actor Christopher Backus at a friend's charades party in August this year. They were engaged within a month.
2004 – On the 11th day of June of this year, they married in a private civil ceremony at a Santa Barbara, California courthouse, and then later had a hilltop ceremony in Capri, Italy. Their daughter Mattea Angel, was born on the 3rd day of November of the same year.
2005 – She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the Lifetime film Human Trafficking.
2006 – She gave birth to her son Johnny Christopher King on the 29th day of May this year.
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