Wedgeworth and Torn moved to New York, and she studied under Sanford Meisner at the Actors Studio (he worked with Lee Strasberg there). She made her Broadway debut in Make a Million in 1958, then appeared in Tennessee Williams’ Period of Adjustment.
Wedgeworth also was on Broadway in Blues for Mister Charlie and The Last Analysis and in the original off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, which debuted in 1985. (Geraldine Page, Torn’s wife at the time, starred in the play as well.)
Three years later, Wedgeworth was back with Shepard, Lange and Durning in Far North (1988).
Her film résumé also included Law and Disorder (1974), Dragonfly (1976), Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.(1981), No Small Affair (1984), Made in Heaven (1987), Love and a .45 (1994), The Whole Wide World(1996) and, her final film, The Hawk Is Dying (2006).
Wedgeworth appeared early in her career as Lahoma Lucas on the soap opera Another World and its spinoff, Somerset, and in 1989, she guest-starred as the mother of John Goodman’s character on Roseanne.