American actress best known for her role as Marty McFly's girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, in the 1985 film Back to the Future. She was replaced by Elisabeth Shue in the two sequels.
She appeared in television shows while attending high school in San Francisco.
Although she did not appear in the Back to the Future sequels, she did provide voice-over work for her character in Back to the Future: The Game.
She has a son named Sebastian.
She appeared in Fast Times, a television series based on the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She played Linda Barrett, a role filled in the film by actress Phoebe Cates.