Born September 13, in Erie, PA; married Vic Polizos, May 1998; children: two. Education: Studied theater at the State University of New York at Oswego; Yale School of Drama, M.F.A.
Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Awards, Honors: Obie Award from the Village Voice, 1982, for Pastorale; Clarence Derwent Award, best featured actress, Actors Equity Association, and Drama Desk Award, best featured actress, both 1988, for The Boys Next Door; Drama Desk Award nominations for Win/Lose/Draw and North Shore Fish.
Eylie, Ladyhouse Blues, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1976.
Princess Kogatin, Marco Polo, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, 1976.
Dunyasha, The Cherry Orchard, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1977.
Vivian Constable, In the Summer House, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1977.
Marya Antonovna, The Inspector General, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1978.
Nicola, City Sugar, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, 1978.
Ophelia, Hamlet, Grosche, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1978.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Arena Stage, 1978.
Sister McPhee, The National Health, Arena Stage, 1978.
Katya, Barbarians, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1980.
Perdita, The Winter's Tale, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1980.
Joy, Inadmissible Evidence, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1981.
Rachel, Pastorale, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1982.
The Workroom, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982.
The Great Magoo, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1982.
Elsie, What I Did Last Summer, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1983.
Ginger Khabaki, in "Little Miss Fresno," Luellen James, in "Final Placement," and Annmarie Fitzer, in "Chocolate Cake," Win/Lose/Draw, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1983.
Helen, Baby with the Bathwater, Playwrights Horizon Theatre, New York City, 1983.
Janie, Isn't It Romantic?, Los Angeles, 1984.
Boo, Blue Window, The Production Company, Theatre Guinevere, New York City, 1984.
Brigitte Earl, The Flight of the Earls, Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, 1984.
Harriet, Emerald City, Ark Theatre Company, Colonnades Theatre, New York City, 1986.
Sheila, The Boys Next Door, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1986, then Lambs Theatre, New York City, 1987.
Clara, I'm Not Rappaport, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1987.
Dottie, For Dear Life, Public Theater, New York City, 1988–1989.
Margy, The Widow's Blind Date, Circle in the Square, 1989.
Joan, What a Man Weighs, Second Stage Theatre, 1990.
Pfeni, The Sisters Rosensweig, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1993.
Spring Awakening, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2006.
Also appeared in Enemies, Summer and Smoke, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, and Six Characters in Search of an Author, all Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williams-town, MA; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Don Juan in Hell, Walk the Dog, Willy, and General Gorgeous, all Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; North Shore Fish, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre (WPA), New York City.
Student editor, The Bell Jar, AVCO-Embassy, 1979.
Helena Crane, Mystery Disc: Murder Anyone?, 1982.
Maggie, Almost You, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.
Priscilla Pickett, Second Sight, 1989.
Gina Gallagher, Sea of Love, 1989.
Lydia "Mac" MacDougal, Presumed Innocent, 1990.
Dr. Plummer, The Usual Suspects, 1995.
Desiree, Chance, Benson, 2002.
Robin, Living in Walter's World, Clown Logic, 2003.
Sarah Jensen, Grind, Warner Brothers, 2003.
Mom, Meet Market, Presto, 2004.
Sharon, Catch That Kid (also known as Mission Without Permission), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.
Mrs. Jameson, Spider-Man 2 (also known as Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience), Columbia, 2004.
Elaine Raye, Lovers, Liars and Lunatics, Benson, 2006.
Television Appearances; Series:
Jane Parnell, Hometown, CBS, 1985.
Lenora Zwick, The Crew (also known as Cabin Pressure), Fox, 1995.
Mary Todd Lincoln, The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, UPN, 1998.
Marion, Nikki, The WB, 2000–.
Martha Huber, Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004–2005.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Television Appearances; Movies:
Rutka, The Wall, CBS, 1982.
Janet Reiss, The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (also known as Act of Passion), CBS, 1984.
Ruthie Greenberg, One Special Victory, NBC, 1991.
Rachel Jasie, In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped, NBC, 1995.
Amanda Whitney, Special Report: Journey to Mars, CBS, 1996.
Dr. Winter, Murder, Live!, NBC, 1997.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Official at hospital, Override, Showtime, 1994.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Eleanor Whitman, Adele Givens Pilot, The WB, 1997.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Irene, "The Enormous Radio," Tales from the Darkside, 1987.
L.A. Law, NBC, 1989.
Ann Lester, "A Bullet for Stiles," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1993.
Janet, Cafe American, NBC, 1993.
Lou, Frasier, NBC, 1993.
Agent Henderson, "Young at Heart," The X-Files, Fox, 1994.
Fran Yosway, Dave's World, CBS, 1994.
Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994.
Patty, Cybil, CBS, 1995.
Detective Mary Hughes, The Wright Verdicts, CBS, 1995.
Vivian, All-American Girl, ABC, 1995.
Judge Zisk, "Part VI," The Practice, ABC, 1997.
Lindsay, "Haus Arrest," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997.
Lindsay Wolf, "Where No Woman Has Gone Before," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1997.
Jane Morgan, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997.
Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.
Mrs. Dewitt, Clueless, UPN, 1998.
Marlene Spaulter, "I Went to a Garden Party," Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.
Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.
Juanita, "Mom's Not Nuts," Titus, Fox, 2000.
Kate Radcliff, "Pandora's Box," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.
Emily, "The Invisible Woman," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.
Anne Lauer, "Scared Straight," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.
Aunt Liz, "Family," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.
Aunt Liz, "Burton & Ernie," The Guardian, CBS, 2003.
Ruthie's teacher, "Don't Speak Ill of the Living or the Dead," 7th Heaven (also known as 7th Heaven: Beginnings and Seventh Heaven), The WB, 2004.
Berrie Kaplan, "Quarantine," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2004.
Lynn Cahill, "The 3-H Club," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.
Good Morning America, ABC, 2004.
The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004.
Candice, "Chick Stuff," Hot Properties, ABC, 2005.
Madame Sophie, "Blast from the Past," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2005.
Laura Price, "Dark Matter," Numb3rs (aslo known as Num3rs), CBS, 2006.
Lisa, "The Titan on the Tracks," Bones, Fox, 2006.
Lily White by Susan Isaacs, Harper, 1996.
Anatomy of a Working Stiff, HBO, 2004.
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