Bess Armstrong is an American actress whose career started in the 1970s. She made her debut as Julia Peters on the sitcom On Our Own. The following decade, she starred on the show All Is Forgiven. She also made her film debut in 1981’s The Four Seasons. She went on to star in the films Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again, Jaws 3-D, The House of God, and many others. In the ’90s, she starred as Elizabeth Meyers on Married People, followed by her role as Patty Chase on the teen drama series My So-Called Life. More recently in the 2010s, she had performances on the shows House of Lies as Julianne Hotschragar and Switched at Birth as Professor Beth Marillo.