Family & Companions
Baker first came to attention with an Emmy-winning supporting role in the miniseries "Holocaust" (1978). She has appeared regularly in films since her 1979 debut as Alan Alda's teenage daughter in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan." Among her more notable roles were as Molly Ringwald's self-involved older sister in "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and as the ruthless news station director in "Livin' Large" (1991). Baker made her Broadway debut in the title role of "Lolita" (1981) opposite Donald Sutherland. Daughter of actress Carroll Baker and director Jack Garfein.
Cast (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
TV debut in miniseries "Holocaust"; won Emmy Award
Professional stage debut in "White Marriage" with Yale Repertory Company
Film acting debut in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan"
Had female lead in the ABC Christmas drama "Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith"
Broadway debut in title role of Edward Albee's stage adaptation of "Lolita"
Played a real-life teenage bride who was kidnapped on her honeymoon in the CBS movie "The Awakening of Candra"
Cast as Molly Ringwald's older sister in "Sixteen Candles"
Co-starred with Marlo Thomas in the CBS telefilm "Nobody's Child"
Acted in "Raw Deal"
Appeared in "Shakedown" and "Bum Rap"
Had featured role in the comedy "Livin' Large"
Took classes in sculpting
Last film role (to date) "Dead Funny"
Began exhibiting her artwork using her married name, Blanche Van Dusen