“I never particularly wanted to act. I just wanted to sing. I have a hard time speaking in public and become very nervous,” she said. “But when I sing, the nerves go, for some reason. I was confused when I was younger. One minute I was judged to be the girl next door, the next it was a vixen.”
As a young teen, she appeared in several short-lived TV series: “Shaky Ground,” “The Byrds of Paradise,” and “McKenna.”
“Party,” which aired for six seasons (1994-2000), was scheduled to be canceled after the first season although it received rave reviews from critics. The Chicago Tribune praised the show as “an encouraging sign that the Fox network can actually supply thoughtful programming that doesn't necessarily begin and end in the bedroom.”
In 1995 TV Guide called the series “The Best Show You're Not Watching,” and a year later “Party” won a Golden Globe award for Best Drama, becoming one of the lowest rated shows to win that award.