Claudia Wells is an American actress born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was raised in San Francisco, moving to LA at the age of 14 to pursue acting. Wells gained celebrity status after starring as Jennifer Parker in the 1985 film BACK TO THE FUTURE as Marty McFly's girlfriend.
Wells also co-starred in STOP THE MADNESS, an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration, featuring musicians, actors and athletes. The following year, Wells appeared in the television movie BABIES HAVING BABIES and played the lead in the short-lived series FAST TIMES, a television adaptation of the popular 1982 film FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH.
Despite her career moving forward on a coveted glide path toward entertainment success, Claudia took a break from acting when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. That tragic experience spurred her toward an active role in charities. Wells is a founding board member of Kids In The Spotlight which focuses on helping our foster youth express themselves through writing, acting, and creating their own short films.