Peggy Lipton (born August 30, 1946) is an American television actress. She played 'Julie Barnes' in The Mod Squad, and Norma Jennings in Twin Peaks. Lipton was born in New York City. Her mother, Rita Hetty Benson (nee Rosenberg), was an artist who used her mother's maiden name, Benson, professionally, and her father, Harold Arlen Lipton, was a corporate lawyer. Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jews; her mother was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Jewish parents whose families had immigrated from Eastern Europe (Latvia, which was part of the Russian Empire until the end of WWI). Lipton was raised in Lawrence, Nassau County, New York on Long Island with her brothers, Robert, an actor, and Kenneth. She attended Lawrence Junior High School and the Professional Children's School.
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