Jill Eikenberry had been a stage actress for over a decade when she made her film bow in Joan Micklin Silver's Between the Lines (1977). That same year, she was seen in her first television project, the TV movie The Deadliest Season. Gravitating to comedy roles in films, Eikenberry was at her strident best as Dudley Moore's wealthy bride-to-be in Arthur (1981). On the weekly-TV scene, Eikenberry had a regular role on the short-lived series Nurse, and a longer engagement as attorney Ann Kelsey on LA Law (1986-1994). Co-starring on that series with Jill Eikenberry was her husband Michael Tucker, who has also teamed with Eikenberry in the made-for-TV feature films Assault and Matrimony (1987) and The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (1990).