Weld began her acting career as a child, progressing to more mature roles
during the late 1950s. She won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising
Female Newcomer in 1960. Over the following decade she established a
career playing dramatic roles in films.
Her work in supporting roles was acknowledged with nominations for a
Golden Globe Award for Play It As It Lays (1972), a nomination for
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Looking for Mr.
Goodbar (1978), an Emmy Award for The Winter of Our Discontent
(1983), and a BAFTA for Once Upon a Time in America (1984).