|Born:||July 5, 1966|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Years active:||1979-1987, 1996-present|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
Claudia Grace Wells (born July 5, 1966) is an American actress, the first to play Jennifer Parker in the Back to the Future film series.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she spent her early childhood years growing up in Punto Fijo, Cariubana, Falcón, a Venezuelan city, later graduating from high school in San Francisco, California, where she was also raised. After appearances in TV shows, Wells played Jennifer Parker, Marty McFly's girlfriend, on the 1985 film Back to the Future. However, after her mother had been diagnosed with cancer while BTTF was filming, Wells was not available to reprise the role for the two sequels; actress Elisabeth Shue replaced her.
That same year, 1985, Wells co-starred in Stop the Madness, an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration, featuring several famous musicians, actors and athletes. The following year, she appeared in the TV movie Babies Having Babies and the short-lived series Fast Times, a TV adaptation of the popular 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Wells played Linda Barrett, portrayed by Phoebe Cates in the film). Following Fast Times, she did not again appear on-screen until the 1996 independent film Still Waters Burn (released on DVD February 12, 2008).
In 2011, Wells finally had the opportunity to reprise her role from Back to the Future, 26 years after her last appearance in the series. She provided the voice of Jennifer Parker for Back to the Future: The Game by Telltale Games.
Since 1991, she has owned and managed a men's fine clothing store in Studio City, California, called Armani Wells. Wells, who has a fifteen year old son, Sebastian, resides there in Studio City.