Born and raised in Galveston, Texas
Began acting in high school and local theaters in her hometown
First performance in a play, "Stage Door"
Intial professional stage work with Houston Playhouse and Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas
Moved to Northeast and joined several repertory companies including APA Theater, Trinity Rep, Hartford Stage and Phoenix Rep
Opened summer stock theater in the Catskills in the 1950s
Taught acting at American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Brown University and Carnegie-Mellon University
Feature debut, "Believe in Me"
TV debut in anthology series pilot, "ABC's Matinee Today"
Debut in a TV-movie, "Locusts"
Starring role in a TV-movie, "Wanted: The Sundance Woman"
Debut as star of TV sitcom, "Soap"
Debut in a miniseries, "Pearl"
Formed production company with husband, Taur-Can, Inc.
Leading role in British made feature, "Time Bandits"
Accepted into AFI's Directing Workshop for Women
Debut as director, "The Bankrupt" (date approximate)
Regular role on a TV series, "Who's The Boss?"
Debut as TV sitcom director, "Who's The Boss?"
First feature in a starring role, "Lady in White"
Joined cast of ABC sitcom "Coach" in a recurring role