Once estranged from her dad, the 40-year-old Boys Don't Cry star has put her acting career on hold to care for Stephen Swank.

She tells HuffPost Live, "My dad is living with me... I'm his sole caretaker right now. He's an easy guest.

"It's a certain amount of time, but in a lifespan it's a blink of an eye. There’s been job opportunities I've passed on, and things that I said, 'I can't', but really what we're here for is our family.

"You can't get this time back, and I'd look back and regret not taking care of him in this time. It's a true honour... It's easy to hang out."