Spent childhood in New Jersey
Moved with to the San Fernando Valley after father's death
Made professional dancing debut with the San Francisco Ballet
Appeared in several Elvis Presley movies; usually cast in uncredited roles as a dancer
Cast as an extra in her film debut, "A Swingin' Affair"
Played a suspicious secretary on an episode of "Star Trek" (NBC)
Had a cameo appearance as a damsel in distress in The Monkees film "Head"
Appeared in various role on the CBS variety show "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour"
Played Gene Hackman's wife in the eavesdropping drama The Conversation
Played Gene Wilder's Bavarian lab assistant, Inga in Mel Brooks's "Young Frankenstein"
Played the long-suffering wife of reluctant prophet John Denver in "Oh God"
Cast as the bewildered wife of Richard Dreyfuss in Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Received an Academy Award nomination as Dustin Hoffman's forgotten on-again off-again girlfriend in "Tootsie"
Played the female lead in Francis Ford Coppola's "One from the Heart"
Co-starred with Michael Keaton in the comedy film "Mr. Mom"
Fell for cocaine-dealing Peter Weller in Michael Apted's "Firstborn"
Made TV miniseries debut in CBS's "Fresno"
Played the scheming femme fatale in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Good and Evil"
Cast opposite Delta Burke in the CBS sitcom, "Women of the House"
Joined an ensemble cast in Robert Altman's "Prêt-à-Porter"
Played the estranged birth mother of Lisa Kudrow's character, Phoebe Buffay on NBC's "Friends"
Portrayed the lonely mother of a teenager in the satirical feature, "Dick"
Had a supporting role as a drunken psychic opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "Life Without Dick"
Played Thora Birch's father's perky girlfriend in Terry Zwigoff's "Ghost World"
Appeared as herself in the documentary film conceived and directed by Rosanna Arquette, "Searching for Debra Winger"
Featured in the festival screened, "Expired"
Reunited with close friend David Letterman when she made an appearance on his show, "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS) to promote her new film "Kabluey"
Co-starred with Lisa Kudrow in the film, "Kabluey"