Portrayed Karen McCluskey on Desperate Housewives from 2005 to 2012. She also played an incarnation of God in 8 episodes of Joan of Arcadia. She portrayed Mrs. Dixon in the Disney film Bedtime Stories.
She was a psychiatric nurse at Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital.
She was honored with two Emmy Awards for her role on Desperate Housewives.
She married a psychiatrist and together they had two sons.
She appeared on Desperate Housewives with Felicity Huffman.