Actress who played Buffy's mother, Joyce Summers, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
She was accompanying her friend to a theatre audition and decided to try out herself, beginning her stage career.
She was born Kristine Young but changed her last name to avoid confusion with another actress named Kristine Young.
She married John Pankow, an actor; the couple had one daughter.
She was cast as Buffy's mother because the producers thought there was resemblance between her and Sarah Michelle Gellar.