Actress who earned an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the 1988 film Stand and Deliver.
She graduated from San Jose High School in the mid-1960s.
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.