Carol grew up in Chicago and attended the famous public Forest View High School that had an incredible performing arts program, headed by Dr. Jack Martin and Jerry Swanson. She started her early professional training there as a singer and actor. She attended Wheaton College as a voice major. Carol performed throughout Chicago as an actor and singer, most notably at the Goodman Theater. She worked with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in The Color of Money (1986), Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason in Nothing in Common (1986). Then, she moved to Hollywood!
Carol has starred in many television series, miniseries, movies of the week and commercials, as well as the silver screen. She received a recording contract for her singing and has done many voice-overs for radio and television. She was a series regular and performed weekly with Andy Griffith on Matlock (1986) as his investigator, “Jerri Stone”. She can be seen regularly in reruns as a guest star on some of your favorite TV shows. You can also catch her every holiday season on A Very Brady Christmas (1988).