Fans of The Facts of Life recall her as tough girl Jo.
After appearing in a commercial for Hallmark cards, she was discovered by the casting director for her breakout role in The Facts of Life.
During the 1980's she dated Michael J. Fox and was on soap operas The Secret Storm and Another World.
Married Marc Andrus in 2003; the couple welcomed a daughter in 2004.
She starred with Kim Fields in The Facts of Life.