Grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and Highland Park, Illinois.
Made her film debut playing a kidnapped young newspaper heiress in the 1975 thriller Abduction.
First joined Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company in their 1997 season, playing Elena Guarneri in the world premiere of The Magic Fire, and went on to be a member for 16 years.
Some of the theatres she worked with include Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, among others.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival dedicated the 2017 theater season to her honor.