Daughter of silent film actress Jean Manahan.
Has two sons, Patrick (born on Christmas Day), a basketball player and Sam, a singer.
Has two sons: Patrick Oliver was born in 1973 and Samuel John in 1974.
Recovering member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1976.
She was hit by a car and seriously injured in 1982.
While playing Miss Hannigan in a production of "Annie," Eileen broke her leg after falling from the stage into the orchestra pit.
While studying at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Eileen shared an apartment with "Golden Girls" star Rue McClanahan.