American actress and acting coach who played roles on the television series L.A. Law and Law & Order. She also appeared in one of Tennessee Williams' final plays called Tiger Tail.
She was a child painter from the ages of 13 to 16 and later studied in New York at the Arts Students League and American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
She became a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio in 1975.
She was raised by her family in Key West, Florida.
One of her mentors was director Elia Kazan.