Actress who starred as Jessica Jefferson on the hit series The Jeffersons, and as M'Lila on Xena.
She did voiceover work for a Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas TV special in 1984, before getting the role of Jessica Jefferson.
She played Carrie Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon and its three sequels.
Her father was a police officer, and she is of African American and Dominican descent.
She portrayed La Toya Jackson in the TV miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream.