She was funny on Designing Women, dramatic on 24.
After graduating college, she appeared in many stage performances in Seattle and New York City.
She is known for comedic roles, including Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women.
She married Richard Gilliland in 1987; the couple welcomed a son in 1989 and adopted a daughter in 2009.
She worked with Neil Simon in The Odd Couple II.