The actress was to star as a "brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor." Six years after the series was canceled by Fox, filming for a revived fourth season of Arrested Development began on 7 August 2012, and de Rossi reprised her role as Lindsay Bluth Fünke.This fourth season consisted of 15 new episodes, which debuted at the same time on Netflix on .
His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events.
Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career.
During this time in the United States, de Rossi worked diligently to replace her Australian accent with her current American one. In 2005 she portrayed a fortune-teller named Zela in the Wes Craven thriller Cursed.
She garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally Mc Beal in 1998, playing lawyer Nelle Porter. From 2007–2008, de Rossi appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia Mc Namara's girlfriend, Olivia Lord.
In April 2017, in season six, de Rossi's character, Elizabeth North, was killed off by a golf club attack.