Goodwin made her film debut in Nicole Holofcener's independent comedy-dramaLovely & Amazing as Annie Marks, Brenda Blethyn's adopted daughter; for the role, Goodwin received an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Debut Performance". In 2003, she appeared in Tom McCarthy's independent comedy-dramaThe Station Agent. She also attended Old Court Middle School. Recently, Goodwin has been seen on Fox's comedy-drama, Glee. She played one of the girls in Quinn's club and has not been on the show since. She is also best known for the role of Ivy Wentz, the best friend of Teddy Duncan (Portrayed by Bridgit Mendler) on the Disney comedy, Good Luck Charlie.