She got a job with the "Second City" comedy group, and appeared in their television show, SCTV, in 1976-7. She appeared in some print advertisements as a model. She also wrote for, produced, and co-starred in a Chicago television program, "Sorting It Out", which earned her three local The Annual Emmy Awards|Emmy awards.
Aside from local positions, she also appeared in national television and film. She guest-starred in episodes of "The Love Boat", "Family", "M*A*S*H", and "Trapper John, M.D.". She appeared in a television movie, "The Cracker Factory". She earned starring roles in the Ringo Starr film "Caveman", in "Night Shift" with Henry Winkler, and in "Losin' It" with Tom Cruise.