Voted the 4th in a poll by America's OK! Magazine on Female Celebrities Who Have Become More Attractive with Each Passing Year (September 2007).
Has been nominated at Screen Actors Guild Awards for three times that were in 1996, 1998, and 2005 in the same category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. She won the award in the latter event.
Has collected 8 Golden Globe Awards nominations and won one of them in 2005 for the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television through her role in "The Lion in Winter" (2004).
Got an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2005 for her role in "The Shield" (2002).
Was nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie at Emmy Awards in 2004 for her role in "The Lion in Winter" (2004).
Was bestowed a Gotham Award by Independent Film Project in 2003.
Received an Excellence in Media Award at the 2002 GLADD Media Awards.
Was honored a Crystal Award at the Woman in Film Crystal Awards in 2001.
Got nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 1998 Satellite Awards through her role in "In the Gloaming" (1997).
Received the title of Favorite Supporting Actress - Action/Adventure at the 1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards through her role in "Air Force One" (1997).
Won the category of Guest Actress in a Dramatic Special or Series at the CableACE Awards in 1997 for her role in "In the Gloaming" (1997).
Was named Favorite Actor/Actress - Family at Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 1997 for her role in "101 Dalmatians" (1996).
Was bestowed a Drama Desk Award in Outstanding Actress in a Musical category for her performance in the play of "Sunset Boulevard" by the year 1995.
Was nominated for the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special at Emmy Awards for 4 times which were in 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1997. She won one in the 1995 event.
Was labeled Woman of the Year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals in 1990.
Was honored a NATO Star of the Year Award in 1989.
Was granted a People's Choice Award for being the Favorite Motion Picture Actress in 1988.
Was the fourth choice after Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, and Miranda Richardson to portray Alex Forrest in "Fatal Attraction" (1987).
Received a Saturn Award from Academy of Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Films in 1986 for the Best Actress category through her role in "Maxie" (1985).
Contributed her voice to dub Andie MacDowell's dialogue in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" (1984) since the director considered MacDowell's southern accent was too thick.
Obtained the title of Best Supporting Actress at LAFCA Awards, New York Film Critics Awards and also from National Board of Review in 1982 for her role in "The World According to Garp" (1982).
Her professional debut was an appearance as one of the Green Glen Singers in the original production of Up With People by 1964.
Was selected to replace Patti LuPone in "Sunset Boulevard" by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Her character, Alex Forrest in "Fatal Attraction" (1987), was placed in the 7th rank on American Film Institute's villains list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
Won an OBIE Award for her performance in the play of "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs."
Taught Sara Rue to juggle on the backstage of "Barnum."
Was actually the Mary Ure's understudy in "Love for Love" and replaced her in this stage production upon Ure's departure after Saturday matinee.
Had become the member of Moral Re-Armament at the age of 7 and the Phi Beta Kappa Society during her college years.
Attended the high school which later merged with Choate School where her co-star of "Fatal Attraction" (1987), Michael Douglas, had attended.
Has a cousin who looks like her and she sells herbal products on Long Island, New York.
Keeps all her costumes after the shooting process is finished.
Is a fan of baseball and sings the National Anthem for the New York Mets' home opener every year.
Was born at 2.12 pm-EST.
Opens a coffee shop and a bookstore near Bozeman, Montana with her sister, Jessie.
Is a relative of Preston Sturges, Dina Merrill, Brooke Shields and also the late Princess Diana.