- Considered a career in international relations before focusing on acting.
- Kicked off her TV career in the 1980s, including a stint on the science-fiction series Probe, which also featured Parker Stevenson.
- Appeared in the 2006-10 TV fantasy-drama Heroes, and married Matthew John Armstrong, who played Ted Sprague on the series.
- Appeared opposite Christopher Walken in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Coriolanus.
- Plays Jane Blake, Cassie's grandmother, on CW's fantasy drama The Secret Circle, which debuted in 2011.
- A serious fan of Auburn's college football team.