Actress who won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as housekeeper Lilly Harper on the 1990s drama series I'll Fly Away. Also a playwright, she wrote the play Crowns, which premiered in 2002, then went on to be performed across the country over the next decade.
She landed parts on two early 1980s TV films, Nurse and Crisis at Central High, while studying at Southern Methodist University.
She played Molly Blanewas on the TV drama The Unit from 2006 to 2009.
She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She also lived for a few years with her family in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
She co-starred with Sam Waterston on the series I'll Fly Away.