San Fernando Valley State College
Acted on stage in L.A. with brother Robert and daughter Rashida Jones in the one-act play "Pitching to the Star"
Had recurring role as a mother reuniting with a child she had abandoned several years earlier on episodes of "Popular" (The WB)
Played supporting role in "Skipped Parts"
Portrayed Gloria Steinem in the NBC miniseries "The '70s"
Had supporting role in "The Postman"
Co-starred in the NBC TV-movie "Justice For Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie"
Was a series regular on the short-lived CBS series "Angel Falls"
Co-starred as Norma Jennings in TV series, "Twin Peaks"
Returned to film, "War Party"
Appeared in TV-movie, "The Return of the Mod Squad"
Took hiatus from acting
First film appearance, "Blue" (with Terence Stamp)
Starred as Julie Barnes in TV series, "The Mod Squad"
First sizable TV acting assignment, "The John Forsythe Show"
Moved with family to Los Angeles at age 17; went under contract with Universal (date approximate)
Signed with modeling agency Eileen Ford at age 15 (date approximate)
Grew up in Lawrence, Long Island, New York
First TV appearance, "Bewitched"; had one line "You're late"
Co-wrote the 1984 Frank Sinatra song "L.A. Is My Lady."
Battled colon cancer in 2004.
Costarred in a series of commercials for an internet serivce provider with her daughter Rashida Jones in 2015-16.
Lipton was nominated for an Emmy several times for "The Mod Squad," including her first season.
Lipton has recorded two albums for Ode Records.