In 2015, she won an Emmy Award for her performance on the children's television series R.
She has also advocated the use of orthomolecular medicine, which she credits as having helped treat her bipolar disorder.
Her performance as Kathy Lutz in the blockbuster horror film The Amityville Horror 1979 gained her further mainstream exposure.
She gained recognition for starring in Superman film series, The Amityville Horror, Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx, etc.
She has also acted in theatrical productions, most notably appearing on Broadway in a 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues.