Joined the cast of the mini-series "Supergirl" as Alura Zor-El
Played a grief therapy counselor on NBC's "Go On," starring Matthew Perry
Cast in first major television role on NBC drama series "The Playboy Club"; appeared on the cover of the Oct. issue of Playboy magazine
Received critical praise and another Tony nomination for her role in the musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film of the same name
Guest starred on several episodes of ABC legal comedy "Eli Stone"
Starred in a revival of "Gypsy," a role that won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Reunited with Banderas to play his lovelorn assistant in the musical feature "Take the Lead"
Landed a lead part on FX's short-lived comedy series "Starved"
Played a sultry movie star who inspires Antonio Banderas’ womanizing character in Broadway revival of "Nine"
Starred in Broadway revival of "Into the Woods"; once again received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Starred in Broadway production of "Swing;" earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Auditioned for the part of Liesl in Broadway revival of the classic 1959 musical "The Sound of Music," but was cast instead as a nun; a year later, Benanti took over the lead role of Maria in the production opposite Richard Chamberlain
Popular songs include "Come Out of the Dumpster" and "Someday".
Is of Croatian, German, Irish, and Native American descent.
Appeared in several high school theater productions, though her parents would not allow her to audition for professional roles as a teeneger.