American actress known as the first victim ever of Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street. She is also memorable for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Better Off Dead.
She was credited as girl in the bathroom in the 1980 film Prom Night and had recurring roles on St. Elsewhere and Cagney & Lacey.
She appeared in the 1985 film Silverado and the 1989 award-winning film Powwow Highway.
She was born in Manhattan Beach, California.
She appeared on Showtime's Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall.