If the name doesn’t ring a bell, maybe her most famous character’s name will. Dunning played “Tool Time” girl Heidi Keppert on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement with Tim Allen. Dunning may not be the most famous Tool Girl thanks to Pam Anderson, but she did play the role from 1993-1999.
That role on Home Improvement is the most significant role she’s played. Dunning has film or television credits spanning from 1988 to 2006, but she’s never been more than a supporting character. In fact, she hasn’t taken a role since 2006.