- Named Lindsay in honor of her dramatist father's longtime writing partner, Howard Lindsay.
- Began her performing career as a dancer following college.
- Made her Broadway debut in 1972 at the Winter Garden Theatre, acting alongside Sam Waterston in the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
- Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her turn as Margaret Lomax in the 1984 drama Places in the Heart, starring Ed Harris and Sally Field.
- Starred in the psychodrama feature film House of Games in 1987, which was the directorial debut of her first husband, David Mamet.
- Has taught acting both privately and at major universities around the country.
- An ardent Buddhist, she was accredited by the Asian Classics Institute teacher-training program in 2004, and helped found The Mahasukha Center in Los Angeles.
- 1984, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- Russel Crouse — Father
- Anna Crouse — Mother
- David Mamet — Ex-husband
- Timothy Crouse — Brother
- John Erskine — Grandfather
- Zosia Mamet — Daughter
- Rick Blue — Husband
- Willa Mamet — Daughter
- Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (BA, 1970)
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