Got the role of Nell Porter on "Ally McBeal" after Vanessa Marcil was forced to turn it down, due to signing on to "Beverly Hills, 90210" .
Got her role in Who Is Cletis Tout? after Sarah Michelle Gellar turned it down.
Sang backing vocals on now ex-girlfriend's Francesca Gregorini's album "Sequel" .
Shares a birthday with "Arrested Development" costar Jessica Walter.
Her wedding with Ellen DeGeneres on August 16, 2008, took place at their house in Beverly Hills, California, and was attended by her mother and brother and by Ellen's parents.