Graduated from Reed-Custer High School in Braidwood, Illinois. She then received her BA in Theatre and MA in Education at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She was an All-American Track athlete in college.
An avid Bears fan.
In 1999, she was a cast member of the professional ensemble ComedySportz. She was also a member of The Second City Chicago and Las Vegas, as well as, a guest player of the late-night adults-only long form improvisation show 'The Hot Karl'.
She is an avid Chicago Bears fan.
Is the fifth of seven children, having four brothers (Paul, Vince, Matt, and Luke) and two sisters (Stacie and Mary).
Ex-sister-in-law of Kristen Sudeikis and Lindsay Sudeikis.
(October 9, 2013) Welcomed her first child, a daughter named Evelyn Rose Russell, with Eben Russell.