Began acting in junior high school, at which time she also became involved in student government.
After graduating from Harvard with a degree in biology, decided to pursue acting and worked the night shift at a law firm in New York City in order to fund her dream.
Was rejected from Yale University's School of Drama twice before being accepted.
First professional acting job was in The Girl in the Freudian Slip at the Old Log Theater in Minneapolis.
Made her Broadway debut in 1989 as Susan in The Heidi Chronicles.
Elected Secretary Treasurer of the Screen Actors Guild in 2009.
In 2010, played the role of Joanne in a stage production of Secrets of the Trade in New York.
Was a speaker at the Harvard in Hollywood 2011 symposium titled The Social Impact of Art, Media, and Entertainment.
1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
Drew McCoy — Husband
Salvatore Aquino — Father
Adele Aquino — Mother
Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Biology, 1979); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA in Acting, 1986)