- Retained her British citizenship after her family moved to Manhattan, but considers herself to be an American actress.
- Made her silver-screen debut in 1969 in Anne of the Thousand Days, which starred her famous father, Richard.
- Was nominated for two Tony Awards in 2002 for her work in Hedda Gabler and The Elephant Man.
- Received an honorary doctorate from Brown University, her alma mater, in 2007.
- Portrayed all of the adult female roles in the 2008 hit Broadway show Spring Awakening.
- Narrated audio books for novels written by Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Scottoline, Iris Johansen and Dean Koontz.
- 2006, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
- 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2002, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- 2002, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
- Jessica Burton — Sister
- Maria Burton — Half Sister
- Sybil Burton — Mother
- Morgan Ritchie — Son
- Charlotte Ritchie — Daughter
- Amy Christopher — Half Sister
- Michael Ritchie — Husband
- Richard Burton — Father
- Radie Harris — Godparent
- Jordan Christopher — Stepfather
- Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States (AB in History, 1979); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA, 1982)
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