Halloween star who would reprise her role in the 2018 edition directed by David Gordon Green. She also starred in Prom Night and The Fog. She was nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Wanda Gershwitz in A Fish Called Wanda. In 2015, she was cast as Dean Cathy Munsch on FOX's Scream Queens.
She married screenwriter Christopher Guest in 1984. She and Guest adopted two children named Annie and Thomas.