She is the daughter of Hungarian immigrants in Canada, a symphony conductor and an opera singer. She has been an actress since the early 80s to present day. She has appeared in many productions, including All My Children, The Practice, NYPD Blue, ER, Meet the Fockers, Desperate Housewives, and Las Vegas. She also played Russian First Lady Anya Suvarov on 24 (season 6). She also starred in the 2008 film, The House Bunny.