- Began her career in soap operas, including The Edge of Night in 1979, and As the World Turns in 1982.
- Met husband Justin Deas when he played her love interest on As the World Turns.
- Made her Broadway debut in 1997, playing Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie.
- Is an honorary cochair of Feminists for Life, a pro-life organization.
- 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
- Justin Deas — Husband
- Sam Deas — Son
- Joseph Deas — Son
- Yvie — Stepdaughter
- Attended Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, United States; attended Stella Adler Conservatory, New York, New York, United States; attended The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States