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Born: December 6, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in Euless, Texas; veteran of child beauty pageants; named Little Miss Texas La Petite at age 6
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Moved to NYC at age 15
1979:
Signed by the Wilhemina model agency where, at age 16, was one of their youngest models
1980:
Made first television appearance in three episodes of the popular CBS primetime serial drama, "Dallas", playing a friend of Lucy Ewing's
1981:
TV series debut as regular in the behind-the-scenes drama "Behind the Screen" (CBS)
1982:
Played featured role of "blonde bombshell" kleptomaniac spy Laura Templeton in ABC daytime serial, "General Hospital"; Demi Moore cast as her sister
1982:
Made feature film debut in cameo as a soap opera actress in the uneven spoof "Young Doctors in Love"
1986:
Co-starred in "Tai-Pan"
1986:
Moved back to NYC; performed in several Off-Broadway plays
1989:
Appeared as Clairee's niece in "Steel Magnolias"
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Starred in CBS primetime comedy-drama "Northern Exposure" as an unlucky-in-love pilot; nominated for 1993 Emmy Award as Lead Actress in a Drama Series
1993:
First leading role in features, "Cliffhanger"
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Acted in the busted CBS pilot "Fully Clothed, Non Dancing Girls"
1997:
Returned to features as Mrs. Cleaver in the big screen version of "Leave It to Beaver"
1997:
Played a kidnapped frontierswoman in "Stolen Women: Captured Hearts" (CBS)
1998:
Producing debut, the ABC telepic "Circle of Deceit"; also starred
1998:
Starred in title role in "Beauty" (CBS), a contemporary retelling of the "Beauty and the Beast" story
1999:
Played leading role of a successful businesswoman in "Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'A Secret Affair'"
2000:
Returned to TV series work as a regular on "Strong Medicine"; made directorial debut with an episode in fall 2001
2000:
Had featured role in Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women"

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