Known during the 1980s as the host of the popular children's program Wonderama, she also appeared in several episodes of The Cosby Show. Also a stage actress, she performed in the 1984 Broadway production of Open Admissions.
After graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey, she earned a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in California.
She appeared with Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page in the 1986 film My Little Girl.
Her brief marriage to Robert Dorman resulted in one daughter.
Between 1985 and 1990, she portrayed Janet Meiser, a friend of Tempestt Bledsoe's character, Vanessa Huxtable, on The Cosby Show.