Played Beverly in "Abigail's Party" by Mike Leigh
- Theatre Row, The Acorn Theatre, NYC (November 14 2005 until March 11 2006). She was nominated for the Outstanding Actress in a Play Drama Desk Award 2006 and Outstanding Lead Actress Lucille Lortel Award 2006.
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[1992, on Backdraft
(1991)] Ron Howard
was incredibly generous and patient with me. He pursued me with this role. And I failed him. Everybody had been telling me for so long that I should stop playing women who go through grueling experiences, but there was no place for me in that character. It taught me that I can't take a role I don't really connect with.
She has received three separate career tributes - at the Telluride Film Festival in 1993, a special award for her contribution to independent cinema from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2002, and a week-long retrospective showing of her film work held by the American Cinematheque at Los Angeles' Egyptian Theatre in June 2001.