- Was a special-education teacher in Missouri before she decided to pursue acting.
- Made her film debut in 1982's A Little Sex opposite Tim Matheson.
- Played the female lead opposite Harrison Ford in 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
- Converted to Judaism prior to marrying Steven Spielberg.
- Starred in the short-lived NBC detective series Black Tie Affair.
- In 1997, played the on-screen mother to real-life daughter Jessica in The Locusts.
- Edwin Leon Nail — Father
- Jessica Capshaw — Daughter
- Max Samuel Spielberg — Stepson
- Mikeala George Spielberg — Daughter
- Steven Spielberg — Husband
- Theo Spielberg — Son
- Armyan Bernstein — Ex-significant Other
- Robert Capshaw — Ex-husband
- Beverly Sue Simon — Mother
- Destry Allyn Spielberg — Daughter
- Sawyer Spielberg — Son
- Sasha Spielberg — Daughter
- University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States (MA in Education)
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