American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)
University of Maryland
Central School of Speech and Drama
Southwest Missouri State University
Began appearing on the series "The Path"
Appeared in "Dumb and Dumber To"
Starred in the independent comedy-drama "The Perfect Family"
Cast in the role of Sister Jamison Connelly in Matthew Lombardo’s drama "High" at Hartford TheaterWorks; production transferred to Broadway in 2011
Joined the cast of Showtime's "Californication" as Charlie Runkle's (Evan Handler) sexually hyperactive boss
Stage-directing debut, "Crimes Of The Heart" at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts; moved to off-Broadway in 2008
Voiced a creepy-looking house in the animated feature "Monster House"
Returned to Broadway to star as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; earned a Tony nomination for her role
Returned to London, making her West End debut as Mrs. Robinson in a stage version of "The Graduate"; reprised role in Broadway production in 2002
Portrayed the stern and dowdy mother of five daughters in "The Virgin Suicides"; directed by Sofia Coppola
Played the comic villain in "Baby Geniuses"
Appeared as TV anchorwoman Brenda Whitlass in TNT's satirical "Legalese"
Made London stage debut in "Our Betters"
Had supporting role in "Moonlight Over Valentino"
Made TV-movie debut in "Friends at Last" (CBS)
Co-starred in the Broadway production of "Indiscretions"; was only cast member of five not nominated for a Tony Award
Directorial debut with the 30-minute Showtime film "Leslie's Folly" (for the series "Directed By")
Played the title role in John Waters' "Serial Mom"
Portrayed the title role of private investigator "V.I. Warshawski"
Returned to the Broadway stage as Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; received a Best Actress Tony nomination; also hosted the annual telecast of the Tony Awards
Third film with Douglas and DeVito, the black comedy "The War of the Roses"; helmed by DeVito
Provided the voice of Jessica Rabbit for the animated feature comedy, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"; later voiced Jessica in the animated shorts "Tummy Trouble" (1989), "Rollercoaster Rabbit" (1990) and "Trail Mix-Up" (1993)
Re-teamed with Hurt and Kasdan for "The Accidental Tourist"
Returned to the theater in title role of "Camille" at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut
Narrated the documentary compilation, "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination playing a middle-aged woman who finds herself reliving her teenage years in "Peggy Sue Got Married"; helmed by Francis Ford Coppola
Played hit-woman to Jack Nicholson's hit-man in John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor"
Re-teamed with Douglas and DeVito to reprise Joan Wilder in the sequel "The Jewel of the Nile"
First role opposite Michael Douglas, "Romancing the Stone" as fiction writer Joan Wilder; also first film with Danny DeVito
Portrayed a business woman turned prostitute in Ken Russell's "Crimes of Passion"
Acted opposite Steve Martin in the comedy "The Man with Two Brains"
Had breakthrough screen role as Matty Walker opposite William Hurt in her debut feature, Lawrence Kasdan's "Body Heat"
Broadway debut in "Gemini"
Moved to NYC; within a month landed an agent; within four months had a part in an Off-Broadway play, "Mr T"
TV debut on the NBC soap opera "The Doctors" as Nola Dancy Aldrich, a poor girl who married well
Lived in London for a time during her childhood due to her father's employment with the Foreign Service.
Her strictly Christian and conservative father disapproved of her participating in school plays, so he would wait in the car while her mother attended her performances.
Was diagnosed with a severely debilitating case of rheumatoid arthritis in 1992.
"I always knew that what I wanted was to build longevity and depth for my career through stage. I think the roles for women onstage are much more complex and interesting than most of the stuff that is in film. That was always my plan." - from Vanity Fair, May 4, 2012