Graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, class of 1989. She was senior class representative (dance dept), on Student Arts Council.
Susan Sullivan, who played the mother-in-law of her character, Dharma, in the series "Dharma & Greg" (1997), also played the mother of her character Lizzie, in the series "Brothers & Sisters" (2006).
Turned down a role in Minority Report (2002).
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003); however, she failed to receive a nomination.
Gave birth to her son Story Elias Elfman, with husband Bodhi Elfman, in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7lbs 2oz (23 July 2007).
Was four months pregnant with her son Easton when she completed filming on the first series of "Accidentally on Purpose" (2009).
Gave birth to her son Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman, with husband Bodhi Elfman, in Los Angeles at 7.53am, weighing in at 7lbs 12oz (2 March 2010).
Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Easton in order to begin filming Friends with Benefits (2011).