She appeared on several episodes of Facts of Life playing her real-life daughter Kim's mother on the show.
Her husband Erv Hurd is a technical director.
On August 20, 1994 she married Erv Hurd.
Years ago she was married to Barry Hankerson.
She is the mother of fellow actress Alexis Fields.
Chip Hurd is sometimes credited as Chip Fields or Chip Fields-Hurd, and is the mother of actress Kim Fields, who played on the Facts of Life.