Graduate, Lincoln School, 1939. Studies with Stella Adler.
Adjunct Professor drama, University of Southern California, 1966-1968, 78-80;
Adjunct Professor film, University of Southern California, since 1987;
creative consultant to directors, writers, prodrs. of all media. Artist-in-residence U. North Carolina, 1966, Ohio State University, 1967, California Institute Technology, 1969-1970. Member senior faculty American Film Institute, 1974-1977.
Founder, teacher Nina Foch Studio, Hollywood, California, since 1973. Founder, actress Los Angeles Theatre Group, 1960-1965. Board directors National Repertory Theatre, 1967-1975.
Board directors National Repertory Theatre, 1967—1975. Honorary chairman Los Angeles chapter American Cancer Society, Los Angeles, 1970. Member of American Association of University Professors, Hollywood Academy television Arts and Sciences (board governors 1976-1977), Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (co-chair executive committee foreign film award, member membership committee, chair foreign language award committee 1998-1999).
Married James Lipton, June 6, 1954. Married Dennis de Brito, November 27, 1959. 1 child, Dirk de Brito.
Married Michael Dewell, October 31, 1967 (divorced).