Best known for playing Annie Camden, the mother and starring role on the hit television series 7th Heaven.
Prior to attending Saint Mary's College, she won an acting fellowship to Cornell University.
She received a Saturn Award nomination for her work on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as the Best Supporting Actress.
She married Kevin Yagher, a popular special effects makeup artist best know for the design of the Chucky doll. She and Kevin had a daughter named Catie.
She appeared in the 1985 film Fever Pitch, starring Ryan O'Neal.