Big break: "I was in the audience of Regis & Kathie Lee and Kathie Lee talked to me for a hot second on camera. The casting director for All My Children happened to see me. She called Kathie Lee and said, 'I really like that girl you were just talking to!' I went for an audition, and four months later, instead of going to Carnegie Mellon as I had planned, I moved to New York to be on
All My Children."
Also seen in: Mad Men (she played the teacher with whom Don Draper had an ongoing affair), Cowboys & Aliens, and This Means War.
Off-camera style: "I've created my own version of Annie Hall. I gravitate toward anything with a pocket or that hangs and is fluid so I can always be moving. My friend says I dress like an old man. But it's a hip old man."
Spot her next in: Of Men and Mavericks with Gerard Butler, in theaters in October.
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