Bess had a daughter who died six months after she was born (She was born on July 22,1986 and died on January 8, 1987).
Bess's first major screen credit was for the TV movie Getting Married .
Like her One Tree Hill daughter Haley, Bess was a high school cheerleader.
Bess is married to producer John Fiedler.
Bess graduated from Brown University with a degree in Theater and Latin.