Announced in January 2006 that she and her husband Chad Lowe are separating after 8 years of marriage.
For a few weeks before Boys Don't Cry (1999) began filming, she went out in public dressed as a boy. Many were fooled by the disguise.
Mother Judy Swank moved with her to LA area at age 16, where, impoverished for a while, they lived out of their car.
Auditioned for the role of Lucy Hatcher on the television series "The Practice" (1997).
Awarded an Emery Award for her role in Boys Don't Cry (1999) (November 2006).