Her husband is a professor at San Diego State University.
After high school she was a shoe salesperson for Sears and has worked as a hostess in a restaurant.
Said in an interview that being in costume for the Borg Queen was "painful". She was in hair and make up for five hours to transform her into the Borg Queen and then would film for sometimes 18 hours a day, with an additional hour and a half just to get out of costume. She lost more than five pounds while filming.
Has been in a relationship with Martin Katz since 1981.
She mainly grew up in San Diego, the third of seven children of Norman, a U.S. Navy chief petty officer, and Nina, a homemaker.
Personal Quotes (1)
[Talking about her favorite scene in Dragonfly (2002)]: "My favorite scene was cut from the movie, but it's this beautiful stethoscope scene, where Joe and Emily are both lying in bed listening to the baby's heartbeat. It's just beautifully sensual in a beautifully full pregnant state, aesthetically feminine and loving, with two people totally connected. I also loved the scene when he's trying to convince her not to go; it established the fiery part of who she is, so committed to living this life that she's chosen".