Anne Haney studied drama at the University of North Carolina, but instead of beginning her acting career, she fell in love, got married, and started a family. She began working in local theater productions and in television commercials before joining a theatrical touring company. It wasn't until the 1970s, when Haney was in her mid-40s, that she began to act professionally. Haney moved to Southern California, and in 1980, soon after arriving, scored a support role opposite Walter Matthau in the spy comedy "Hopscotch". She followed with appearances on the rollicking series "The Dukes of Hazzard" and the gender-swapping sitcom "Bosom Buddies". After working on numerous stage productions in California, and continuing to appear in a wide gamut of television shows--from the sci-fi staple "Star Trek: The Next Generation" to the coming-of-age sitcom "Boy Meets World"--she returned to "Bosom Buddies" territory with her role in the Robin Williams-in-drag comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire". Haney played the social worker who nearly outs Williams' character, and it remains one of her most notable roles.