Birthplace: Geneva, New York
Film and television actress best known for her role on TV's Picket Fences. She got her start on the daytime drama All My Children, and soon appeared on the big screen in Band of the Hand (1986). Her career took off with Picket Fences (1992–96), and she has since appeared in several feature films, including Dumb and Dumber (1994), Turbulence (1997), Any Given Sunday (1999), What Women Want (2000) and The Last Producer (2000). She joined the cast of the CBS show NCIS in 2005 as the NCIS director. She was married very briefly to actor Jim Carrey.