Gained recognition for her roles in the 1980s films Seven Minutes in Heaven and Some Kind of Wonderful. She also appeared in the 2014 film Lullaby and in the 2013 TV movie Dear Dumb Diary.
She first appeared on TV in a 1985 ABC Afterschool Special episode titled "I Want to Go Home" opposite Seth Green.
She has made appearances on shows like Law & Order, All American Girl, and the HBO comedy Tracey Takes On...
She married Jace Alexander in 1998 and she has three children.
She played a supporting role alongside Andrew Dice Clay in the 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.