She played a fearless mother in the classic film Poltergeist and portrayed Meredith in Stir Crazy. In 1983, she played a role in The Big Chill.
She wanted to become a child psychologist and enrolled at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Her first on-screen role was in the children's television show Jabberwocky, playing a girl conveniently named Jobeth.
She married John Pasquin in 1982.
She played the love interest of Sylvester Stallone in the 1992 comedy Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.