She gained acknowledgement on her behalf Oscar-nominated performance as Oma within the 1972 film Body fat Town in 1972. She was solid in New York-based theatre productions until producing her film debut within the 1971 film, Take Out. She narrated the 1977 cult traditional cartoon film Wizards. Her dad worked as a realtor for the William Morris Company. She performed Ramona Rickettes within the humor film Cry-Baby, which starred Johnny Depp.