Known best for playing the role of Julie Kinney Wendall on the long-running CBS soap opera As the World Turns, this popular actress also appeared in NBC's Santa Barbara as teenage character Laken Lockridge.
Early in her career, she acted in two episodes of the NBC situation comedy Gimme a Break!
She appeared with Pamela Springsteen in the movie Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers.
She was born in Dundee, Oregon. Her first marriage, to Peter G. Boynton, resulted in one child; she later married Daniel Sonis.
She had a small role in the 1986 Danny DeVito film Ruthless People.