She is an artist in all forms: an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, painter, poet, and writer. She dropped out of her first year at UCLA to pursue an acting career. In order to support herself, she worked at McDonald’s where she would regularly practice different accents on customers. Her first big break came in 1999 when she scored a lead role on Freaks and Geeks and later received a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in James Dean. She has hosted the Oscar’s (kind of), SNL twice, and has been the subject of a Comedy Central Roast. She returned to school and received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 2008. She simultaneously attended graduate school at Colombia University, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Brooklyn College, and North Carolina’s Warren Wilson College. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Colombia in 2010 and is currently a PhD student at Yale University.
This bio may or may not have been borrowed from James Franco.