Born in Germany, where her father was stationed with the US Army. A top model, Blakely made her screen debut in 1972 and has since alternated between film and TV. She turned in noteworthy roles in "The Lords of Flatbush" (1974), as Julie Prescott in the TV miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" (1976), and as Frances Farmer in the TV film, "Will There Really Be a Morning?" (1983). Divorced from screenwriter Todd Merer and married since 1982 to producer Steve Jaffe.