Born July 12, in Rome, Italy (some source cite Paris, France); daughter of Robert G. (an international economist) and Helen L. (a psychologist) Pelikan; married Bruce Davison (an actor), 1986; children: one son. Education: Studied drama at Juilliard School.
Addresses: Agent— House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Awards, Honors: International Science Fiction and Horror Film Festival Award, best actress, and Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley, best actress, Catalonian International Film Festival, both 1979, for Jennifer; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, 1985, for Blue Window; DramaLogue awards, 1989, for Night Owls, 1993, for The Art of Success, and 1995, for Only a Broken String of Pearls.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Mary Margaret Rafferty, The Best of Families, PBS, 1977.
Lucy Scanlon, Studs Lonigan, NBC, 1979.
Rosamond Ardley, The Last Convertible, NBC, 1979.
Hannah Murphy, Windmills of the Gods (also known as Sidney Sheldon's Windmills of the Gods ), CBS, 1988.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Miranda, I Want to Keep My Baby, CBS, 1976.
Younger daughter, Blue Hotel (also known as American Short Story Collection: The Blue Hotel ), 1977.
Annie Cavagnaro, Perfect Gentlemen, 1978.
Mattie Ross, True Grit: A Further Adventure (also known as True Grit ), 1978.
Kyla, The Women's Room, 1980.
Gail Powell, The Best Little Girl in the World, 1981.
Lee, A Bunny's Tale, ABC, 1985.
Sarah Carstairs, Into the Badlands, 1991.
Lisa, Present Tense, Past Perfect, Showtime, 1995.
Betty Gainer, Color of Justice, Showtime, 1997.
Leslie Saxon, Shadow of a Doubt (also known as Reasonable Doubt ), 1998.
Ashley Manson, Off Season, Showtime, 2001.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Michelle, "The Graduation: Part 1," Happy Days, 1977.
Jennifer Campbell, "Lady in the Squad Room," Kojak, 1977.
Christy Cordaro, "High Flying Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984.
Ellen, "Night Fever," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.
Laura Shafer, "Enemies Within," Hotel, 1986.
Anne Fitzgerald/Diane Snyder, "Counterfire," The Equalizer, 1986.
Frances Gorelick, "Divine Couriers," Cagney & Lacey, 1987.
Jill Goddard, "Prediction: Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.
Jeanette Marshall, "Obsession," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1991.
Allison Franklin, "Terminal Connection," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.
Sons and Daughters, CBS, 1991.
Bernice, "Rainy Day," Brooklyn Bridge, 1992.
Carol Ritter, "The Men from the Boys," The Guardian, CBS, 2001.
Dr. Garrison, "Waste," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC and USA Network, 2002.
"The Hero Heart," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.
Appeared as Kate in an episode of Beacon Hill, CBS; in For the People, Lifetime; and as Lizzie Calhoun, Jack's Place, ABC.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Nancy, "The Country Girl," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1974.
"Valley Forge," Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1975.
Lisa, "Present Tense, Past Perfect" (also known as "Anything for Love"), Directed By, Showtime, 1986.
Television Appearances; Other:
Appeared in the series This Is the Life.
Young Julia, Julia, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1977.
Jennifer Baylor, Jennifer (also known as Jennifer the Snake Goddess ), Arista, 1978.
Anne, L'homme en colere (also known as The Angry Man and Jigsaw ), Cinevideo/Films Ariane, 1979.
Dr. Jo Miller, The House of God, United Artists, 1979.
Violet Mulligan, Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1984.
Rebecca, Ghoulies, Empire, 1985.
Labyrinth, TriStar, 1986.
Helene Gaultier, Lionheart (also known as A.W.O.L., A.W.O.L.—Absent without Leave, and Wrong Bet ), Universal, 1990.
Sarah Hargrave, Return to the Blue Lagoon, Columbia, 1991.
Wendla, Spring's Awakening, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1975.
Francesca, The Elephant in the House, Circle Repertory Company, 1975.
Dynamo, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1976.
Rosaline and understudy for Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1977.
Mary, The Butterfingers Angel, Syracuse Stage Theatre, Syracuse, NY, 1978.
Doris and Isabel, The American Clock, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, then Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1980.
Jennie Mae, The Diviners, Circle Repertory Company, 1980.
The Midnight Visitor, Shaliko Company, New York City, 1981.
Katharine, Love's Labour's Lost, Circle Repertory Company, 1984.
Libby, Blue Window, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, then Mayfair Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985–1986.
The Early Girl, Actors Alley, Los Angeles, 1987.
The Downside, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1987.
Night Owls, Cast Theatre, Los Angeles, 1989.
Olivia, Twelfth Night, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1990.
Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1991.
The Art of Success, Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, 1993.
The Real Inspector Hound, Odyssey Theatre, 1994.
To Kill a Mockingbird, La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, 1994.
Zelda Fitzgerald, Only a Broken String of Pearls, Theater Geo, Hollywood, CA, 1995.
Kathleen Trafalgar, Panache, Players Theatre, New York City, 2000.
Ruella, Communicating Doors, Odyssey Theatre, 2002.
Also appeared in Mesmer, Old Globe Theatre.