Child actress best remembered as Margaux Kramer on TV's Punky Brewster.
She won a National Tap Dance championship at the age of five.
She had film roles in Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984).
She has an older brother named Shawn, who is a film director. Her daughter Tessa Bella is an actress and dancer.
She did voice acting with Ruth Buzzi in the animated series Pound Puppies.