She graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
They have 3 children. Harris has starred in such films as One More Saturday Night, Of Mice and Men, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. She also played the evil trucker"s wife in the Kurt Russell movie Breakdown.
She has made a guest appearances on the television shows Karen Sisco, The Equalizer, and Crime Story.
She also starred in Disney"s Tall Tale in 1995.
At one time, she was a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company that Gary Sinise was instrumental in establishing.