Known for her roles in the 1980s Broadway productions of Private Lives, Wild Honey, The Good Doctor, and A Touch of the Poet, she also appeared in such '70s and '80s films as Slap Shot and D.A.R.Y.L.
After graduating from New York's Wells College with an honors degree in drama and music, she received a Fulbright Scholarship.
Her debut novel, A Stopover in Venice, was published in 2008.
Her long-term relationship with screenwriter
She and Trini Alvarado were both in the cast of the 1979 movie Rich Kids.