|Date of Birth||March 6, 1969|
|Origin||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA|
Pietz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the adopted daughter of Nancy, a nurse, and Arnold Pietz, a truck driver. She trained throughout her childhood in ballet and prepared to go professional, but eventually decided not to due to the low pay and shifted her focus elsewhere. She attended The Milwaukee High School of the Arts and graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
Pietz played the role of Annie Spadaro in the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City, which aired from 1995 to 1999. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for the role in 1999. She starred as Charlie in the short-lived ABC sitcom Rodney, which debuted in 2004. She played Franny Tolchuck in Aliens in America in 2007-8. She played Meredith King in The Nine Lives of Chloe King in 2011.
Pietz has made guest appearances on Ally McBeal, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Bones, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives and Dexter, among others TV shows. In 2015, she has been cast on Devious Maids.
Pietz married actor Kenneth Alan Williams in 1997 in her native Milwaukee. They have since divorced. Pietz gave birth to a son when she was 23, Benjamin, whom she subsequently gave up for adoption.
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