Veronica was born in Bristol, England and
emigrated to the United States as a young girl with her parents and sister Angela.
began her career modeling and doing print ads, she became the Kellogg's Girl doing commercials for Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Sugar Smacks and Rice Krispies.
At the age of
nine Veronica appeared in IN LOVE AND WAR, playing Robert Wagner's sister,
following that as a semi-regular on the CBS series, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, as
Violet Rutherford, famed for giving Beaver his first kiss. Other shows followed such as
THE ELEVENTH HOUR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS and the classic
episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE called I Sing the Body Electric as
young Anne. There were many guest appearances on various shows and then the NBC serial,
DANIEL BOONE," where she played Jemima Boone from 1964 to 1966.
Her film career began in the classic films THE CHILDREN'S HOUR directed
by William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS and SPENCER'S MOUNTAIN.
She made her transition into adult roles in such
films as INSERTS with Richard Dryfuss and GOIN' SOUTH, the first
of three films in which she starred opposite Jack Nicholson. Veronica appeared in two
science fiction classics in the 1970's, Philip Kaufman's remake of INVASION OF THE
BODY SNATCHERS Ridley Scott's masterpiece thriller, ALIEN.
Veronica starred as Betty Grissom
in the epic dramatization of NASA's space program based on Tom Wolfe's novel, THE
RIGHT STUFF, also directed by Kaufman. She made an indelible impression on
movie-goers in 1987 with her standout performance in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.
Among Veronica's other film credits are MAN
TROUBLE, CANDYMAN II, SPARKLER, KINSEY and ODD WAY HOME. She has appeared in over 50 movies.
Veronica has appeared in over 100 television
movies and series, including THE RAT PACK, THE LOTTERY, MY
BROTHERS KEEPER, DEAD IN THE WATER, and RFK:
HIS LIFE AND TIMES in which she played Ethel Kennedy. She also
had a memorable recurring television role as the zealous prosecutor, Margaret Flanagan
on L.A. LAW.
Veronica has been nominated
four times for an
Emmy Award with one win. At age 15 she won a Emmy for Best Actress in a television movie called TELL ME NOT IN MOURNFUL NUMBERS. She was nominated again in 1997 for her guest starring role of Mrs. Huston in two widely acclaimed
episodes of ER. In 1998 and 1999 the Television
Academy nominated her twice for her pivotal role of Cassandra Spender on Fox's THE X
Her many theatre credits from New York to Los
Angeles include ELECTRA, TALLY'S FOLLY, THE BAT and THE MASTER
BUILDER, all of which she received brilliant reviews. Her performances in THE
HANDS OF ITS ENEMY, THE TRIPLET COLLECTION and
HOMESTEADERS, each brought her DramaLogue Awards for Best Actress.
Veronica has guest starred on television in CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI CYBER, BOSCH, RESURRECTION, GREYS ANATOMY, WILL & GRACE, and many other hit television shows.