Achieved fame for portraying the sultry Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and for playing Ivy Lief on the soap opera General Hospital.
She debuted as a child actress, singer and dancer in Texas, gaining minor film and theater roles.
She is a well-known Jazz singer and has performed with the USO.
She has a son named Jeremiah.
She was the executive producer on the documentary film Through Your Eyes, which featured David Carradine.