She played a memorable role as Rizzo, the tough Pink Lady, in 1978's Grease. She also starred as Ouisa Kittredge in Six Degrees of Separation with Will Smith.
She made her television debut playing the Number Painter's Victim on Sesame Street.
She starred in Grease with John Travolta.
She studied Literature and History at Radcliffe College.
She dated Daniel Gillham for over twenty years.
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