- Became interested in acting while in her high school drama club.
- Made her Broadway debut in 1980 in the Tony-nominated play Home.
- In 1988, played Bertha Holly in August Wilson's stage production of Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
- Won a Helen Hayes Award for her performance as Clemma Diggins in Broadhurst Theatre's production of Proposals in 1998.
- Was a company member of the Negro Ensemble Company.
- Won an Obie Award for her performance in Lee Blessing's Going to St. Ives.
- In 2011, was a guest speaker at the Actors' Equity Association's New Member Reception.
- 1988, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Winner
- Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States; Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States (BA in Theater Arts and Communications)
- Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Profession: Actor
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