Played tough girl Jo on the NBC television series The Facts of Life and appeared in The Division.
She appeared in a commercial for Hallmark cards and was discovered by the casting director for her breakout role in The Facts of Life.
During the 1980s, she dated Michael J. Fox and appeared on the soap operas The Secret Storm and Another World.
She married Marc Andrus in 2003 and the couple later welcomed two daughters.
She starred with Kim Fields in The Facts of Life.