Went to St. Raphael's Catholic grade School, Bay Village, Ohio.
Her brother, Michael Heaton, writes columns for the Cleveland Plain Dealer under the heading of "Minister of Culture".
Graduated from Ohio State University in 1980 with a BA in Theater.
Part owner of an Italian bistro "Vento" in her hometown of Bay Village, located next door to the community theater.
Friend of Tony Shalhoub and Andrew Breitbart.