I grew up on a horse farm in Maine and began acting at all-girls boarding school in Connecticut, where my short hair and zest for sword-fighting led to a slew of male Shakespeare roles.
I got my BFA at NYU, where I trained at Stella Adler Studio. Earle Gister kindled my love of Chekhov, and I refined my Shakespeare skills with Jimmy Tripp and Angela Vitale.
After graduating and continuing to work in theater, Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, who had known my work and cast me in The Manchurian Candidate, offered me the role of a bridesmaid in Rachel Getting Married. What I thought was a non-speaking part turned into a principal role when, on the day of the rehearsal dinner scene, JD whispered in my ear that I should improvise a toast to the bride if I felt like it. I did, and my speech ended up in the film.
I joined the Bats, the resident theater company at The Flea, and performed in the groundbreaking Sophocles cycle These Seven Sicknesses. During rehearsals I found out I was pregnant with my daughter Sadie, and continued with the show (including sword fighting!) until my fifth month.
This past fall I gave my English accent a workout as Nora Morgan on ABC's Forever and in Major Barbara at The Pearl Theater Company.
I recently filmed a recurring role in an upcoming Netflix show, which will premiere in 2017.
I am also a video editor and am currently editing the feature documentary Anatomy of an American Dream. I live in Park Slope with my husband, two kids and a dog.