Her onscreen debut in Gloria won her a best supporting actress award at the Venice Film Festival.
She earned her BS from State University of New York and earned her Masters from Antioch College.
She portrayed Angelina Jolie's mother on the Hallmark miniseries True Women.
She and her husband Gary Hoffman had two children together.
She played a role opposite Val Kilmer in Billy the Kid, which was directed by Gore Vidal.