Made her film debut at age 8 in Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie. Studied ballet, tap, jazz and singing from an early age and majored in piano in college. Developed her own line of hair-care products. Longtime fan of I Love Lucy and founding board member of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Was a cofounder of the Save the Earth foundation, which creates awareness of environmental issues. Won the Soap Opera Digest award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2001. Celebrated 30 years as Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless in 2009.