Most well known for her portrayal of Julie Kanisky on the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break!, Hendler is also recognized for playing Hillary Flanagan on the ABC sitcom A New Kind of Family and for voicing Lindsay 'Payback' Price and Maya McEaddens on the USA Network animated series Wing Commander Academy.
She launched her television acting career in the late 1970s, initially appearing in episodes of CHiPs, Lou Grant, and Three's Company.
She competed on Super Password, The $100,000 Pyramid, and several other television game shows.
She spent her early days in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is Jewish and is the wife of real estate agent Steven Reizes.
She appeared alongside Michael J Fox in the 1983 made-for-TV movie High School U.S.A.