Education: City College of New York, Davis Center for the Performing Arts, B.F.A.; Yale University, M.F.A.; studied directing at the American Film Institute; attended Los Angeles City College; graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York City. Religion: Christian.
Actress and director. Inter-mission (organization of Christians in the entertainment industry), member of the governing board.
Volpi Cup (with others), best ensemble cast, Venice International Film Festival, 1993, and Special Award (with others), best ensemble cast, Golden Globe awards, 1994, both for Short Cuts; Drama-Logue Award, outstanding directing, c. 1996, for Steel Magnolias; Steel Magnolias also named a critics choice by both Los Angeles Times and Back Stage West and a pick of the week by LA Weekly.
A Summer Memory (workshop production of one-act), New Work Festival, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1992.
Assistant director, Love Is Blind (workshop), New Work Festival, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1996.
Steel Magnolias, Actors Co-op, Hollywood, CA, beginning 1996.
Assistant director, Mules, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1997.
The Ninth Wave, Lillian Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1999.
Haiti's Children of God, New Work Festival, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 2001.
Director of other projects, including Dutchman, Florence (one-act), and For This Reason (gospel musical). Assistant director for Antony and Cleopatra (workshop), Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum; and for Blues for an Alabama Sky, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles.
Stage Work; Other:
Producing and directing assistant, The Magic Fire (reading), New Work Festival, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum and Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theatre, 1995.
Involved in the creation of For This Reason (gospel musical).
Appeared in various stage productions, including Blood Wedding, The Lower Depths, and On Stripping back from Myself (solo show).
Sadie's secretary, Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988.
Jake's nurse, Dad, Universal, 1989.
Harriet Stone, Short Cuts, Fine Line Features, 1993.
Mrs. Welch, Born Yesterday, Buena Vista, 1993.
Come the Morning, World Wide Pictures Home Video, 1993.
Christine (the teacher), Monkey Trouble (also known as Dodger's Monkey and Pet), New Line Cinema, 1994.
Police officer, Goodbye Lover (also known as Patricia Arquette's "Goodbye Lover"), Warner Bros., 1999.
Second customs agent, S.W.A.T., Columbia, 2003.
Memorial Street (short film), American Film Institute/Hypnotic, 2003.
Director of other films, including the short films Elijah's Song and Why …, both Los Angeles City College.
Television Appearances; Series:
Mercedes, Kate Brasher (also known as The Further Adventures), CBS, 2001.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Television interviewer, Something Is Out There, NBC, 1988.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Sally Bowser, A Special Friendship, CBS, 1987.
First call girl, Police Story: Burnout, ABC, 1988.
Student, Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (also known as Hostile Witness and In the Hands of the Enemy), CBS, 1988.
Janet Burroughs, Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (also known as Vigilante Cop), NBC, 1991.
Second therapist, Palomino (also known as Danielle Steel's "Palomino"), NBC, 1991.
Lieutenant Donna Haggerty, Once You Meet a Stranger, CBS, 1996.
Agent Green (FBI), Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (also known as Hostage Hotel), TNT, 1999.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
"Eligible Bachelor," Frank's Place, CBS, 1987.
Carla (a nurse), "New Baby," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989.
District attorney, "And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Parts 1 & 2," Unsub, NBC, 1989.
Denise (IRS information clerk), "April Fool's Day," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.
Karen, "Kill Zone," Hunter, NBC, 1990.
Navy nurse, "One Small Step," China Beach, ABC, 1990.
Amanda Jeffries, "The Bigger Picture," Life Goes On (also known as Glenbrook), ABC, 1991.
Mrs. Williams, "Zero Sum Game," DEA: Special Task Force, Fox, 1991, series originally known as DEA.
"The Old Man and the ‘C,’" Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.
Angela Rhodes, "Greek to Me," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1993.
Angela Rhodes, "Take Back the Night," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1993.
Clarisse, "The Poker Hand That Rocks the Cradle," Roc (also known as Roc Live), Fox, 1993.
District attorney Pratt, "The Last Laugh: Part 1," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.
Jodi, "Summer Run," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995.
Jodi, "What Life?," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995.
Chandra Esposito, "These Old Bones," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.
Vonda White, "Part VI," The Practice, ABC, 1997.
Doctor, "Blood Lines," Snoops (also known as Eliittietsivaet, Snoops—Charmant und brandgefaehrlich, and Spie), ABC, 1999.
Nancy Wesley, "All Good Dogs Go to Heaven," Providence, NBC, 1999.
Nancy Wesley, "He's Come Undone," Providence, NBC, 1999.
Psychiatric orderly, "Vanishing Acts," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.
Wendy Graciosa, "Metamorphosis," Family Law, CBS, 2000.
Ivy Mathis, City of Angels (also known as Anglarnas stad, Englenes by, Enkelten kaupunki, and Orasul ingerilor), CBS, 2000.
Dr. Monique Sampson (some sources cite role as Dr. Monique Sackheim), "Daemonicus," The X-Files, Fox, 2001.
"When Approaching a Let-Go," Presidio Med, CBS, 2002.
Karen Mitchell, "Greenlit," The Shield (also known as The Barn and Rampart), FX Network, 2003.
Counselor, "Risen," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.
School dean, "Dropping Trou," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2004.
School dean, "The Best Laid Plans," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2004.
"Lost and Found," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2004.
Mrs. Burke, "Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound Express," Commander in Chief (also known as Untitled Geena Davis Project, Welcome Mrs. President, Rouva presidentti, and Senora presidenta), ABC, 2005.
Temp agency manager, "The Rainbow of Her Reasons," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.
Social worker, "Return to Sender," Dexter, Showtime, 2006.
Appeared in other programs, including an appearance as Marcy (a medical examiner), Michael Hayes, CBS; and in Early Edition, CBS.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Kelly, "Booker," Booker (also known as Booker, P.I.), Fox, 1989.
Voice of Storm, Pryde of the X-Men (animated), NBC, 1989.
Mercedes, "Kate," Kate Brasher (also known as The Further Adventures), CBS, 2001.
Television Work; Pilots:
Additional voices, Pryde of the X-Men (animated), NBC, 1989.
Inspired by … The Bible Experience: Old Testament, Zondervan, 2007.
Producer of a concert recording by Dianne Reeves, c. 2000.
Memorial Street (short film), American Film Institute/Hypnotic, 2003.
Author of other screenplays, including screenplays for the short films Elijah's Song and Why …, both Los Angeles City College.
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