Moody studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, Goodman Theatre and Hull House. She worked as a stewardess before moving to Hollywood to pursue a career as an actress. In the early 1970s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny at a Playboy Club in Los Angeles.
Her most prominent roles include Irene Harvey in Roots and Roots: The Next Generations, Tracy Curtis Taylor in That's My Mama (1974–75) (she was replaced by Joan Pringle at the beginning of the second season), Polly Dawson in Soap, Patricia Williams in Knots Landing, and Nurse Julie Williams in E/R.
She was the original Jenny Willis when the character was introduced in an episode of All in the Family titled "Lionel's Engagement" (1974). By the time the pilot episode of The Jeffersons aired in January, 1975, the role was recast with Berlinda Tolbert replacing her as Jenny Willis. In 2000, she had a recurring role on the hit ABC daytime drama series, General Hospital as "Florence Campbell". In 1976 she was also the star of the Women in Prison exploitation TV-movie Nightmare in Badham County, later released to theaters as Nightmare.
|1973||Scream Blacula Scream||Denny|
|1973||The F.B.I.||Linda||Episode: "The Confession"|
|1974||All in the Family||Jenny Willis||Episode: "Lionel's Engagement"|
|1974–1975||That's My Mama||Tracy Curtis Taylor||22 episodes|
|1975||Las Vegas Lady||Carol|
|1976||S.W.A.T.||Ellen Jeffers||Episode: "Any Second Now"|
|1976||Nightmare in Badham County||Diane Emery||TV movie|
|1977||Roots||Irene Harvey||TV miniseries|
|1977||Quincy, M.E.||Laura Stokes||Episode: "A Blow to the Head... A Blow to the Heart"|
|1978||The Evil||Felicia Allen|
|1979||Roots: The Next Generations||Irene Harvey||TV miniseries|
|1979–1980||Soap||Polly Dawson||10 episodes|
|1980||Tenspeed and Brown Shoe||Lola Marshall||Episode: "The Sixteen Byte Data Chip and the Brown-eyed Fox"|
|1980||Willow B: Women in Prison||Lynn||TV movie|
|1981||A Matter of Life and Death||Harley||TV movie|
|1981||The Oklahoma City Dolls||Arvelle||TV movie|
|1981||Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood||Melanie Foster||TV movie|
|1981||The White Shadow||Luann Mackey||Episode: "Burnout"|
|1981||Fly Away Home||TV movie|
|1981||Strike Force||Annie / Jossy||Episode: "The Victims"|
|1981||Lou Grant||Sharon McNeil||Episode: "Rape"|
|1981||Trapper John, M.D.||Karen||Episode: "'Tis the Season"|
|1982||Some Kind of Hero||Lisa Keller|
|1982||The Love Boat||Ellen Pozelle||1 episode|
|1982||The Jeffersons||Maggie||Episode: "A Small Victory"|
|1982||Magnum, P.I.||Bebe Kiamonni||Episode: "Black on White"|
|1982||T. J. Hooker||Susan McNeil||Episode: "The Protectors"|
|1982–1984||Hill Street Blues||Marty Nichols||7 episodes|
|1983||Wait till Your Mother Gets Home!||Marion||TV movie|
|1983||Benson||Jennifer||Episode: "Love in a Funny Phase"|
|1983||A Caribbean Mystery||Victoria Jackson||TV movie|
|1983||Just Our Luck||Alana||Episode: "Wedding Bell Shablues"|
|1984||The Toughest Man in the World||Leslie||TV movie|
|1984||T. J. Hooker||Dr. Pamela Carter||Episode: "Death on the Line"|
|1984–1985||E/R||Nurse Julie Williams||22 episodes|
|1985||The Atlanta Child Murders||Selena Cobb||TV miniseries|
|1985||T. J. Hooker||Nadine||Episode: "The Chicago Connection"|
|1985||Lost in London||Janet Williams||TV movie|
|1986||The Redd Foxx Show||Rachel Adams||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1986||A Fight for Jenny||Alice Martin||TV movie|
|1986||Amen||Jill Crawford||Episode: "Reuben's Romance"|
|1987||Houston Knights||Janice Halstead||Episode: "Scarecrow"|
|1987||Murder, She Wrote||Pam Collins||Episode: "Death Takes a Dive"|
|1987||21 Jump Street||Rhonda Patterson||Episode: "Two for the Road"|
|1988||A Pup Named Scooby-Doo||(voice)||TV series|
|1988–1990||Knots Landing||Patricia Williams||46 episodes|
|1990||MacGyver||Dr. Marion Skinner||Episode: "Lesson in Evil"|
|1991||Amen||Amy Cassidy||Episode: "Three's a Crowd"|
|1992||Civil Wars||Episode: "His Honor's Offer"|
|1993||Last Light||Hope Whitmore||TV movie|
|1994||Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice||Elizabeth Butler||TV movie|
|1994||Chicago Hope||Yvette White||Episode: "Over the Rainbow"|
|1995||Chicago Hope||Yvette White||Episode: "Every Day a Little Death"|
|1995||Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder||Elizabeth Butler||TV movie|
|1995||Escape to Witch Mountain||Lindsay Brown||TV movie|
|1996||Walker, Texas Ranger||Shelly Preston||Episode: "Patriot"|
|1997||Trials of Life||Penny||TV movie|
|1997||The Ditchdigger's Daughters||Kathryn||TV movie|
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Vanessa Markley||Episode: "Aloha Beverly Hills: Part 1"|
Episode: "Aloha Beverly Hills: Part 2"
|1997||Clueless||Tess Davenport||Episode: "The Intruder"|
|1997||Ellen Foster||Mrs. Douglas||TV movie|
|1999||Chicago Hope||Dr. Rachel Kleema||Episode: "And Baby Makes 10"|
|2000||Arli$$||Vera Moore||Episode: "Comings and Goings"|
|2000||General Hospital||Florence Campbell||1 episode|
|2002||General Hospital||Florence Campbell||1 episode|
|2005||Alias||Rosemary||Episode: "The Index"|
|2005||The Reading Room||Helen||TV movie|
|2007||Crossing Jordan||Helene Coleman||Episode: "Faith"|
|2009||Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith||Dr. Twineman||TV movie|
- Lynne Moody - Sun Sentinel, 11 September 1988
- Witbeck, Charles (14 December 1974). "Lynne Moody likes comedy roles". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- Sanello, Frank (14 January 1988). "Lynne Moody is 'Knots' newcomer". Key West Citizen. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- Meredith Blake (May 26, 2016). "For the original cast of 'Roots,' it was a mind-blowing series". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- "Mixed Marriage, Tom's Plight, Spark 'Roots II'". Jet. May 11, 1978. p. 24. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- "TV's New Hit Family Show". Jet. October 17, 1974. p. 60. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- "Joan Pringle Replaces Moody In That's My Mama". Jet. August 28, 1975. p. 62. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- Kathleen Fearn-Banks (August 4, 2009). The A to Z of African-American Television. Scarecrow Press. p. 289. ISBN 9780810863484. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- "First Black Family Joins Cast Of TV's 'Knots Landing'". Jet. February 1, 1988. p. 58. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- "What's Ahead in the New TV Season". Ebony. September 1984. p. 68. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- "Actress Deborah Raffin Dies At 59". CBS Los Angeles. November 23, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- David Deal (April 30, 2014). Television Fright Films of the 1970s. McFarland. p. 116. ISBN 9780786455140. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
- Penelope Campbell (November 1, 2013). Africare: Black American Philanthropy in Africa. Transaction Publishers. p. 29. ISBN 9781412852548. Retrieved December 29, 2016.