(born March 6
) is an American actress who is best known for her roles as Mandy Hampton
on the NBC
political drama series The West Wing
, and Karen Roe
on The WB
teen-serial drama series One Tree Hill
For Disney, she voiced adult Nala in the 1994 animated film The Lion King, and its sequels, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½. She also played Dana Clifton in The Tie That Binds and Rebecca in the 1991 Touchstone Pictures film Billy Bathgate.