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Milestones


1978 Moved to Vancouver, Canada at age four (date approximate)

1983 TV acting debut, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (ABC)

1985 Film acting debut as Dorothy in “Return to Oz”

1987 Played Barbara (at age 12) in NBC movie “Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story”

1989 Portrayed 14-year-old girl entangled in an arranged marriage to a man 30 years her senior in “Valmont”

1992 Received a CableACE nomination for her performance in the Lifetime movie “Shame”

1992 Turned down “Cool World” to do Allison Anders’ “Gas Food Lodging”, playing the idealistic youger daughter of a truck-stop waitress

1993 Acted the real-life part of Caril Ann Fugate in the ABC miniseries “Murder in the Heartland”, based on the Starkweather-Fugate murder spree of the 1950s

1994 Shined as Harvey Keitel’s older daughter in “Imaginary Crimes”

1995 Played never-say-die prostitute in “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead”

1996 Experimented with witchcraft in supernatural thriller “The Craft”

1996 Portrayed Marlon Brando’s daughter in “The Island of Dr. Moreau”; met David Thewlis

1997 Starred in “American Perfekt”, with Robert Forster, Amanda Plummer, Paul Sorvino and Thewlis

1998 Acted in Tony Kaye’s “American History X”, about white supremacist gangs terrorizing the inner city

2000 Had supporting role as a “band-aid”, a sort of groupie, in “Almost Famous”

2002 Co-starred in the drama feature “Personal Velocity”

2006 Cast in Wim Wenders’ neo-Western “Don’t Come Knocking” starring Sam Shepard. Moved with mother to England

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