Supporting actress, onscreen from 1955.
- Youngest of six children.
- As a child she acted in moralistic dramas directed by her father that were performed at churches.
- Made Broadway debut in 1952 in Time Out for Ginger where she played a high school drama student.
- Studied acting with Lee Strasberg and became a member of the Actor's Studio in 1954.
- Featured on cover of Life magazine in 1955.
- Member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1989.
- Inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Received Obie Lifetime Achievement Award for her Off Broadway work in 2013.