Her father played double bass in the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
As a teen, lied about her age to work as a chorus girl at the Copacabana in New York City.
Made Broadway debut in 1961 in Advise and Consent.
Was a classmate of Walter Koenig (Chekov on Star Trek) at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
First TV work was on the soap Love of Life from 1962-65.
Introduced to husband Ron Leibman by mutual friend Brenda Vaccaro while he was starring in 1983's Romantic Comedy. The pair have acted together several times, including roles in a 1995 episode of Law & Order and the 2002 film Dummy.
In 2011, reunited with actor George Segal (she played his ex-wife on Just Shoot Me) for the TV Land series Retired at 35.
Shares a birthday with her Arrested Development costar Portia de Rossi.
2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
2005, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series: Nominee
1980, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
1967, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Winner
Esther — Mother
David — Father
Ross Bowman — Ex-husband
Brooke — Daughter
Ron Leibman — Husband
Attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, New York, United States