I've played Philip Seymour Hoffman's troubled daughter in HBO's Empire Falls, a put-upon wife on The Mentalist, a would-be auteur in Filmic Achievement and various princesses and con-artists in regional theaters including American Conservatory Theater and Shakespeare Sedona.

When I'm not playing people, I like to write about them. My essays have appeared on Elle.com, The Liberty Project and Human Parts, and I profile interesting women for Investor's Business Daily's Leaders & Success column.