Grace first garnered notice in the early 1990s when she landed a recurring role as the transporter chief on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Interspersing acclaimed and award-winning stage work in L.A. with her film and TV roles, the actress slowly rose from bit parts in major studio films to more prominent characters in independent films. In 2001, she was seen as TV reporter determined to become a household name in ABC's summer series The Beast, set in the world of a 24-hour cable news station.While she had numerous stage and small screen credits, Grace was still a relatively fresh face when writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson tapped her to play a cool television reporter in his 1999 drama Magnolia. She shared most of her scenes with Tom Cruise, who played the subject of her interview--a foul-mouthed, sex guru. Recently she has appeared on the television series Lost as the character Ms Klugh.