Popularly known as Dr. Kathryn Austin on Chicago Hope, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series for No Place Like Home in 1989.
She studied fine arts at Florida State University.
She has been nominated for two Academy Awards in her career.
She got married to Thomas Schlamme on September 4, 1983 and they had three children together.
She starred with Danny Aiello in Lieberman in Love.