Dickens landed the role of Cate Blanchett's best friend in "The Gift," the story of a woman with extrasensory perception searching for a lost girl. Around the same time, she was seen in "Committed" as it bowed at The Sundance Film Festival.
Dickens stars opposite Antonio Banderas, Ellen Barkin and Bob Hoskins in "The White River Kid" and acted with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin in "Mercury Rising." She had major roles in "Zero Effect" and "Great Expectations" and starred in the films "Goodnight Joseph Parker," "Truth Or Consequence, N. M.," "Palookaville" and "Urban Legend."
She studied at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she starred in its production of "Sexual Perversity In Chicago." Moving to New York, she studied with the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts.
Her off-Broadway credits include "At Liberty," "The Diviners," "The Laundromat," "Can Can," "Horror Vacuiin Reverie Time," "The Nerd" and "The Marriage Of Jamey Foster."
She has guest-starred on TV's "Spin City" and co-starred in the television movies "Heartful Of Rain" and "Voice From The Grave."