She had a guest role on the ABC television show Lost as Olivia Goodspeed.
Her indie film Lebanon, PA had its world premiere at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.
“I think I’m OD’ing.” Also read: Mike Starr, ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Alum and Alice in Chains Bassist, Dies at 44 Forrest was doubtful that Phoenix was overdosing — “Usually you just OD and that’s it,” Forrest observes in the book — but offered to get Phoenix home. Also read: Tom Sizemore Was Once So High, He Didn’t Know There Were Cameras on ‘Celebrity Rehab’ “He was alive, because his arms and legs shook like he was having an epileptic fit,” Forrest recalls in the book.
Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of River Phoenix‘s death of a drug overdose — a grim day for Hollywood.
In his new memoir “Running With Monsters” (Crown Archetype, available now), “Celebrity Rehab” star Bob Forrest — who chronicles his days as a drug addict and musician on the Hollywood scene in the book — recalls the night of Phoenix’s death, writing that Phoenix felt he was suffering from an overdose in the moments before his collapse.
She costarred in the television series Aaron's Way and Knightwatch from 1988 to 1989.
Her first starring role in a feature film was that of Nora in Pump Up the Volume (1990), opposite Christian Slater, whom she briefly dated at the time.
Mathis costarred with Christian Slater again, along with John Travolta, in John Woo's Broken Arrow (1996).
She took a little over a year off from acting after her mother died in 1996 from breast cancer.
She was with Phoenix on October 31, 1993, the night he died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital of a drug overdose after collapsing outside West Hollywood's Viper Room.
She then appeared in The American President (1995), playing the assistant to the President of the United States.
Also read: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2013 In the book, Forrest recalls being at Johnny Depp‘s nightclub The Viper Room, one of Forrest’s haunts and the scene of Phoenix’s collapse.