Fast Facts

  • Landed earliest acting gigs on a few soap operas during the 1970s, including Gerry Brayley on CBS's daytime sudser Love of Life, Penny Davis on the NBC serial The Doctors and Karen Wolek on the ABC soap One Life to Live.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1978's acclaimed revival of Once in a Lifetime.
  • Breakout role was as Stephanie Vanderkellen, a former rich girl-turned-maid, in the popular sitcom Newhart, which she joined in its sophomore season.  
  • Joined the cast of the Designing Women as Allison Sugarbaker, the cousin of Julia and Suzanne, in the sixth season.
  • Played the wife of Peter Scolari in two shows; first on Newhart, then later on the Jason Alexander sitcom Listen Up!

Awards

  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mary Kay Wyatt — Sister
  • Kerri Kathleen Lacy — Daughter
  • Jerry Lacy — Husband
  • Daniel Duffy Lacy — Son
  • Mary Katherine Hinds — Mother
  • Joseph Hinds — Father
  • Nan Binds — Sister

College

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY (1972)

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  • Birth Name: Julia Hinds
  • Birth Place: Minnesota
  • Profession: Actor

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