Raised in Stamford, Connecticut
After college, moved to NYC to pursue an acting career
Began appearing in TV commercials
Appeared in the CBS soap opera "Love of Life"
Performed in the Broadway play "A Life"
Briefly acted on the CBS daytime serial "As the World Turns"
Feature debut, small role in "The Fan", starring Lauren Bacall
Appeared in the Off-Broadway and L.A. stagings of "Bloodmoon" by Nicholas Kazan
Primetime TV debut in the busted NBC pilot "The Streets"
TV series debut in NBC's "Sweet Surrender"
First film with Paul Schrader, "Patty Hearst"
Breakthrough TV role as Nurse Coleen McMurphy on the ABC drama "China Beach"; won two Emmy Awards for the role
Returned to feature films after a four-year absence to play prominent supporting roles in "Housesitter" and Schrader's "Light Sleeper"
Had featured role as James Belushi's wife in the ABC miniseries "Wild Palms"
Cast as actress Josephine Marcus in the feature Western "Tombstone"
Played first leading role in a feature, cast as a leather-clad dominatrix in the comedy-drama "Exit to Eden"
Portrayed birth control advocate Margaret Sanger in the Lifetime TV biopic "Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story"
Returned to Broadway as co-star of the short-lived "Translations"
Appeared in "Fly Away Home"
Voiced the character of Lois Lane on the animated series "Superman" (The WB)
Starred in the ABC TV-movie "For Hope", playing a schoolteacher stricken with schleroderma
Starred in the CBS miniseries "True Women"
Played opposite Martin Donovan in the Showtime original drama "Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples"
Had lead in the small screen remake of "Resurrection"; played a woman who develops healing powers after surviving an automobile accident
Joined cast of the Pulitzer-winning Off-Broadway play "Dinner With Friends"
Made guest appearance on the CBS drama "Family Law"; received Emmy nomination
Co-Starred in the CBS drama series "Presidio Med," which also co-starred Blythe Danner
Cast in Lifetime's "Baby for Sale"
Appeared on an episode of ABC's freshman drama "Boston Legal" as a friend of Alan Shore (James Spader)
Guest-starred on an episode of "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi)