Barbara Alyn Woods arrived in Hollywood from her native Chicago area, where she was born in 1962, and landed the role of Kareen Brianon for TNG’s “The Schizoid Man” as her second ever in her new home. Woods has since gone onto a host of film and cable-network film roles, perhaps known best for the colorful Deb Scott character on the CW’s One Tree Hill series, returning for its ninth and final year. 

Woods is also well known as the mother Diane on the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show and can be seen in the movie Striptease and in guest spots on Desperate Housewives, Picket Fences, Married With Children, Ally McBeal, Wings, and The Gates.