A few other little parts pursued, including a bit part as a mental patient in the Oscar-winning As Good as It Gets.
After completing her studies there, she continued on to complete an undergraduate degree at Temple University in the same city.
During high school she took up theatre lessons, and after matriculating started looking at opportunities in her area.
The university is known for being one of the largest higher education institutions in the state and has been running since 1884.
The show became very successful, and it even led to two international adaptations.
Many of its storylines led to the crew filming in various parts around the world.