Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Education: University of Arizona
Hear Her / See Her: On ABC's "Private Practice," currently on hiatus due to the Hollywood writers' strike.
Before She Was Big: Donned a fat suit on "The Drew Carey Show" to play Carey's on-air girlfriend, played a transsexual on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and was Sandra Oh's lesbian girlfriend in "Under the Tuscan Sun."
How She Made It: Guest-starred as Ellen Pompeo's rival, Dr. Addison Montgomery, on "Grey's Anatomy."
Style: Dolce & Gabbana
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