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Actress from New Zealand born May 16, 1977, best known for such movies as ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', ''Film/DetroitRockCity'', ''Film/CoyoteUgly'', ''Film/EverAfter'', ''RoseRed'', ''Film/{{Park}}'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' and ''Film/TheInformant'' as well as the TV show ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' where she played the neighbor [[StalkerWithACrush who was more than a little obsessed]] with Charlie.
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!!This actress contains examples of:
* Adorkable: Herself and most of her characters.
* FakeAmerican: Many are surprised to learn that she is actually from New Zealand.
* PlayingAgainstType: She's generally known for playing quirky characters. In ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' she played the main character's aunt, [[spoiler: a child molester who abused the protagonist and [[AssholeVictim later died in a car crash.]]]]
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