Raised in West Virginia
Co-founded New York's Circle Repertory Theatre
Scored a personal success for her ensemble work in the original off-Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore"
Reprised her role as prostitute April Green from "Hot L Baltimore" for the short-lived ABC TV sitcom
Theatrical film debut, Sidney Lumet's "Network"
TV-movie debut, "The Girl Called Hatter Fox"
Played recurring role of Wilhemina "The Fox" Johnson on the NBC comedy-adventure series, "B.J. And the Bear"
First starring role in a feature, "Heartland", opposite Rip Torn
Played Vangie Cruise on the NBC detective series, "McClain's Law", starring James Arness
Played Nurse Joan Thor on the CBS hospital-sitcom "E.R.", toplining Elliott Gould
First TV miniseries, "North Beach and Rawhide"
Reprised L.A. stage role of Helen Potts, the aging spinster who cares for an elderly mother, in "Picnic" (PBS)
Played role of Kate Galindo on the short-lived zoo-set drama series, "Peaceable Kingdom", starring Lindsay Wagner
Played regular series role of Susan Bloom on a season of the long-running NBC drama series, "L.A. Law"; nominated in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Was featured in the Naked Angels' stage production of "Naked at the Coast"; delivered a monologue by Jon Robin Baitz
Joined cast of the CBS TV sitcom, "Hearts Afire", in role of Madeline Stoessinger
Acted in "True Romance" and "Heaven & Earth"
Portrayed a society matron in the BBC/PBS miniseries adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Buccaneers"
Played regular role of a diner owner in the ABC sitcom "Townies"
Had featured role of Aunt Pam on the ABC sitcom "Teen Angel"
Cast as Ellen Barkin's best friend in "Crime + Punishment in Suburbia"
Delivered an amusing supporting turn as the officious office manager who comes into conflict with Julia Roberts' "Erin Brockovich"
Cast in "K-PAX" opposite Kevin Spacey
Cast in the short-lived drama "Push, Nevada" (ABC)
Cast as blue-collar housekeeper, Berta on the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men"; earned Emmy (2005, 2007) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series