Actress who earned an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the 1988 film Stand and Deliver.
She graduated from San Jose High School.
Her television credits include guest spots on Melrose Place, Law & Order, Murder, She Wrote, and The Bold and the Beautiful.
She was born in California to Mexican parents.
She played the role of Azetbur in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, a film written and directed by Nicholas Meyer.