Beat out Sienna Miller for the role of "Lureen Twist" in the movie Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Accidentally fell off of her chair during her audition for the role of the klutzy princess in The Princess Diaries (2001). She was hired on the spot.
Named one of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2006 issue for the second time. She was also on the list in 2002.
Was nominated for the Paper Mill's "Rising Star Award" for the best high school performance by an actress in New Jersey
Ranked #63 on Askmen.com's 100 Most Desirable Women in the World. (2008).