Barbara Alyn Woods took up theater, on the backing of a full scholarship, from Northern Illinois University. She began acting in the mid-1980s, appearing in several movies, and also making guest appearances in shows such as The Golden Girls and Picket Fences. She was a regular in the 1993 series Eden; to promote the show she posed nude for Playboy magazine.
Woods is best known for two roles: in the 1996 film Striptease, alongside Demi Moore; and the television series Honey, I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show, where she played Diane Szalinski. In 2003, she joined the cast of the WB series One Tree Hill, appearing as Dan's ex-wife Deb; she was dropped from the show's sixth season without explanation.
Woods is married to John Lind, who she met on the set of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show. They have three daughters.
- Circuitry Man (1990)
- Repossessed (1990)
- Delusion (1991)
- The Terror Within II (1991)
- We're Talkin' Serious Money (1992)
- The Waterdance (1992)
- Dance with Death (1992)
- Flesh and Bone (1993)
- Frankie Starlight (1995)
- The Confidence Man (1996)
- Striptease (1996)
- Just Friends (1996)
- Port City (2009)
- Eden (regular, 1993)
- Picket Fences (recurring, 1994)
- Honey, I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show (regular, 1997-2000)
- One Tree Hill (regular, 2003-2009)
- The Gates (recurring, 2010)