She began her theatre career on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre playing a bridesmaid in the 1922 play Abie's Irish Rose which broke a record for run of the play, finally closing at the Theatre Republic on October 1, 1927. She then played Sadie in the short run of A Lady in Love at the Lyceum Theatre. She played Lydia Webster in George M. Cohan's 1927 farce Baby Cyclone at Henry Miller's Theatre.
On December 21, 1930, Moorhead married Director Alan Crosland. She sued him for divorce on July 2, 1935.