Blount was found dead in her Little Rock, Ark., home Wednesday by her mother, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Though a statement by her publicist did not provide a cause of death, Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper told TVGuide.com that there were no signs of foul play. Her husband, director-producer Ray McKinnon (Apollo 13, The Bind Side), was out of town at the time.
Blount earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Debra Winger's friend, Lynette Pomeroy, in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. In 2001, she won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film as the producer of that year's The Accountant, in which she and her husband co-starred.
Blount's other film credits include Needful Things, Great Balls of Fire, Box of Moonlight, Prince of Darkness and Chrystal. She also co-starred with Heroes' Adrian Pasdar in the short-lived Fox series Profit in 1996.