Raised in Arizona, Catherine Hicks was a cheerleader at Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 1969. She became a notable actress of the 1980s, in film and television. After appearing on the TV soap opera Ryan's Hope (1975) from 1976-78, she graduated to a leading role in the TV movie Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980) (TV), playing Marilyn Monroe. She appeared in several high profile films throughout the early 1980s, in leading and supporting roles whilst also appearing on television. Films included: Death Valley (1982), Garbo Talks (1984), The Razor's Edge (1984) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). She appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), a cult sequel to the popular Star Trek films. In the late 1980s, she played the lead role of Karen Barclay in Child's Play (1988), a film that remains highly regarded in the horror genre. It was on the set of this film that Catherine met her future husband, Kevin Yagher, with whom she had a daughter in 1992. Despite her obvious talent, big movie roles never seemed to find their way to her in the early 1990s. In spite of this, she worked consistently, appearing in Liebestraum (1991), Dillinger and Capone (1995), the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Redwood Curtain (1995) (TV), and a small role in the semi-high profile movie Turbulence (1997). In 1996, she landed the lead role in the Warner Bros. TV series 7th Heaven (1996), playing Annie Jackson-Camden. From that point on, her career revolved around the TV series and her family, occasionally appearing in films. Her last to-date film was the TV movie For All Time (2000) (TV), opposite Mark Harmon. 7th Heaven (1996) was canceled in 2006 after a successful ten-year run, but it is likely that this attractive and talented actress will remain in films and television for a long time to come.