Lynn Ann Leveridge was born on March 16, 1948, in New York City, New York.
Lynn Ann attended N.Y.H.Ss of Performing Arts and Hofstra University. She debuted off-Broadway in Edward Bond's Saved directed by Alan Schneider. Her TV debut came in 1970 as Tango on Edge of Night, and her Broadway debut awas as Hadass in I.B. Singer's Yentl, directed by Robert Kalfin, for which she was nominated for a New York Drama Desk Award. She is also known for her role as Nancy Pratt on Shameless.