Actress best known as Lorelei Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls and as Sarah Braverman on Parenthood . She has also appeared in such films as Bad Santa , Evan Almighty and It's Kind of a Funny Story .
She rode horses competitively as a young girl.
She used to do public appearances as Striker, the dog mascot of the US-based 1994 FIFA World Cup. In 2013, she released her first novel, entitled Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel.
She co-starred with Alexis Bledel on the hit series Gilmore Girls from 2000 to 2007.