Two Degrees of Separation (from me) by PotatoD

Question 5

In college, this future Emmy-nominated actress was cast in a production of Sondheim's musical, Company, but ultimately declined the role, so it went to me, making us separated by two degrees. The role she turned down, originated by Beth Howland on Broadway (as well as one role for which the actress in question has been nominated for an Emmy) has the same first name as the actress herself. Name the actress.

Amy Brenneman