Bachelor in English with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1957; Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960.
Attorney business affairs department, corporation assistant secretary American International Pictures, Los Angeles, 1960-1965. Partner Cohen & Boyle, 1967-1974. Executive vice president, general counsel, chief operation officer New World Pictures, 1974-1982.
Senior vice president production Orion Pictures Corporation, 1982-1985. Executive vice president production Radio-Keith-Orpheum Pictures, 1986-1987. President Sovereign Pictures, Inc., 1988-1992, Boyle and Taylor Productions, 1993-1999, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, 2000—2003.
Chair film, television and digital media department University of California at Los Angeles, since 2003. Lecturer in field.
Board directors University of California at Los Angeles Law Fund Committee, Los Angeles Women's Campaign Fund. President Indiana Feature Project/West. Founding member entertainment advisory council school law University of California at Los Angeles, co-chairman 1979-1980, co-chair, 2002-2003.
Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (executive committee), Academy television Arts and Sciences (executive committee), Women in Film (president 1977-1978), Hollywood Women's Political Committee, California Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.
Married Kevin Boyle, November 26, 1960. Children: David Eric, Paul Coleman.