Perhaps most widely known on her behalf teenage role mainly because Dorothy Jane Torkelson about NBC’s The Torkelsons, Burnette also famously appeared about another NBC series, Quantum Jump, as well as with episodes of Developing Ladies, Jag, and Dexter. She started performing when she was simply six years of age; her early credits consist of functions in the 1987 film Planes, Trains and Cars and in a 1985 bout of the detective display Riptide. From 2008 until 2014, she performed a recurring part on the favorite FX series Sons of Anarchy. Through her relationship to vocalist and songwriter Julian Sakata, she became a stepmother to Rainfall Sakata. She made an appearance with Jennifer Morrison inside a 2006 feature film entitled Flourish.