Baker first came to attention with an Emmy-winning supporting role in the miniseries "Holocaust" (1978). She has appeared regularly in films since her 1979 debut as Alan Alda's teenage daughter in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan". Among her more notable roles were as Molly Ringwald's self-involved older sister in "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and as the ruthless news station director in "Livin' Large" (1991). Baker made her Broadway debut in the title role of "Lolita" (1981) opposite Donald Sutherland. Daughter of actress Carroll Baker and director Jack Garfein.