Filmed a scene for Wayne's World 2 (1993), but her scene was later deleted during editing.
Is a fan of country music and wrote the song she sings in Chasing Amy (1997).
Won the Chicago Film Critics "Most Promising Actress" award in 1997 for her performance in Chasing Amy (1997).
Moved to Hollywood in 1988.
Often mistaken for Renée Zellweger. During her appearance on Dinner for Five (2001) she said the person who most-often makes that mistake is Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
When her brother was in a coma from an automobile accident, he would only show a response from her very distinctive voice.
Good friend of Ashley Judd.
Moved after 19 years from Los Angeles to Oxford, Mississippi. 
Arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in San Diego [December 2003]
Wrote and directed the film, Come Early Morning (2006), selected from 1700 submissions that is among 16 that will play and premiere in Sundance's U.S. dramatic competition. [November 2005]
She played Jason London's girlfriend in Dazed and Confused (1993) and his identical twin brother Jeremy London's ex-girlfriend in Mallrats (1995). Coincidentally, Ben Affleck appeared in both films.
She appeared in four films with Ben Affleck: Dazed and Confused (1993), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). The first of these, which was directed by Richard Linklater, was the only one of the four not directed by Kevin Smith.
Kevin Smith was originally planning on casting her in his film Dogma (1999), but then they broke up. He replaced her with Linda Fiorentino.