Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world 
Grew up in an English/Irish/Italian family in the Midwest.
Started off as a model in her salad days.
Nominated three times for Emmys for her role on NYPD Blue (1993).
She made her film debut in ¡Three Amigos! (1986) starring Steve Martin in 1986, but her part was cut from the final print.
She had one brother, Michael who was an investment banker. He died in 2004.
She is the daughter of Jim, a financial planner and his wife Jan.
She collects old-fashioned perfume bottles.
She graduated from Wheaton North High School in Wheaton, Illinois in 1981 and soon after graduation wed her highschool sweetheart, Richard Dasko. They split after two years.
Although born in Detroit, Michigan, she was raised in Wheaton, Illinois.
Ex-daughter-in-law of Anna Lee.
While appearing on Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003), she mentioned that at one time she was a Librarian but was fired due to her area being too messy.
Ex-sister-in-law of Venetia Stevenson, Steve Stafford and Tamara Stafford.
Her marriage to Swiss watch tycoon Severin Wunderman lasted only four months.
Gave birth to her first child at age 41, a son Michael Colton O'Grady on May 22, 2004. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Chris Bayers. He was named after her only sibling, her older brother Michael Patrick O'Grady, who died unexpectedly on May 5, 2004 at age 42.
In Desperate Housewives: What More Do I Need? (2008), she is slapped and dominated by Felicity Huffman.