Supporting actress who became known to television audiences as Christine Hughes on the long-running series Yes, Dear.
She had her first acting role in the television series The Trials of Rosie O'Neill.
She had his best-well known film role in the award-nominated 2000 film Pay It Forward.
Her father has been a theater professor at Smith College and her mother has been a singer-songwriter.
She is the granddaughter of actress Betty Furness.