She played Joanie Cunningham on the television series Happy Days and reprised her role on the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.
She met with a children's talent agency at age five and was immediately signed and given acting jobs in commercials.
She was Ron Howard's younger sister on TV and married the man who was moving her furniture because of his smile.
Her parents were Sharon and Edward Moran and she had five older siblings. She married Rocky Ferguson in 1987. After the couple divorced, she married Steven Fleischmann in 1993.
She starred on Happy Days with Ron Howard.