Best known for her role as Audrey Griswold in both National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) and Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003), this American actress also played the role of Nikki Witt on Beverly Hills, 90210, earning a Youth in Film Award for her performance.
She and her older sister, Allison, both acted in commercials during their childhood years. At age eleven, she performed on Broadway in Hide and Seek.
She won a 1989 Daytime Emmy Award for her role in CBS's No Means No.
She grew up in New York City as the daughter of commercial director Robert Barron and theater actress Joyce McCord. She and her partner, director and writer Michael Vickerman, became parents to a son named Taylor.
She and Tom Hanks both made their big screen debuts in the 1980 slasher movie He Knows You're Alone.