Grace Zabriskie made her major film debut in Norma Rae (1979). Her role as Paula's mother in An Officer and A Gentleman is once of most memorable roles for her.
Zabriskie is perhaps most known for her work in television shows. A few of most popular shows include Twin Peaks, the soap opera Santa Baraba, Seinfeld, and Charmed.
Outside of acting Grace is a very well established artist and poet. With the help of her daughter, Marion, Zabriskie creates hand craft fine art boxes for "ArtHaus" a Los Angeles gallery.