Graduated from Hofstra University on a drama scholarship.
According to 'Mel Brooks (I)', contrary to her public persona, she was quite shy and reserved in real life.
Won Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig." She had previously been nominated for three other Tonys: in 1974, as Best Actress (Dramatic), for David Rabe's "In the Boom Boom Room;" in 1978 as Best Actress (Musical) for "On the Twentieth Century;" and in 1989 as Best Actress (Play) for playing the role of Billie Dawn in a revival of "Born Yesterday."
Graduate of Martin Van Buren High School (1960), Queens Village, Queens, New York.
Performed custom voice-over work for the "Gypsy" character in the PlayStation game "A Bug's Life" (1998). (source: game credits)
Father's name is Bernard Wolfson.
Aunt of Eliza Kahn.
Her performance as Lili von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles (1974) is ranked #74 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).