1964 – Born on the 4th day of December in Brooklyn, New York. American actress.
1983 – Attended Boston University for a year, and then transferred to New York University, after graduating from Edward R. Murrow High School.
1987 – She followed up as the world turns with a role on the sitcom "A Different World".
1992 – Her breakthrough was her performance in “My Cousin Vinny”, for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
1996 – She made a guest appearance on the sitcom Seinfeld, playing herself in "The Cadillac” both in Part 1 and 2.
1998 – She has done substantial work in the theater, including taking lead roles on Broadway in “Wait until Dark” and many Off-Broadway plays.
1999 – Dated Dana Ashbrook and had a relationship with Frank Pugliese.
2001 – Received her second Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for “In the Bedroom”.
2002 – Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “In the Bedroom”.
2003 – She played the title role in a revival of Oscar Wilde’s "Salome" in an Actors Workshop production, directed by Estelle Parsons, on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
2005 – She stated in an interview that she aspired to return to New York University in the near future to study civics.
2006 – She had a recurring role on the television series "Rescue Me", playing Johnny’s ex-wife Angie.