Following graduation from Northern Illinois University, Carrie Snodgress earned her MA from Chicago's Goodman Theatre School. Making the Hollywood rounds in the late 1960s, she drew attention to herself with her offbeat characterizations in such Universal television productions as the weekly series The Outsider and the 1968 TV movie The Whole World is Watching. In 1970, she earned an Oscar nomination for her first theatrical-film performance as Tina Balser in director Frank Perry's Diary of a Mad Housewife. After this one film, and her 1971 starring appearance as a social worker in the 2-hour TV pilot The Impatient Heart, Carrie dropped completely from public view. During her years away from the cameras, she lived with rock musician Neil Young, the father of her son Zeke. Then, just as suddenly as she'd disappeared, Snodgress resurfaced in Brian DePalma's The Fury (1978). In 1981, she made her off-Broadway debut in A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking (the other "chick" was Susan Sarandon). Since that time, Carrie Snodgress has made sporadic film and TV appearances in such roles as psychopathic murderer Joan Freeman in Charles Bronson's Murphy's Law (1986) and Stefania Comenici in the 1985 TV miniseries Nadia; later, she was seen in 8 Seconds (1994) and the long-delayed Blue Sky (1994).