Claudia Wells, The Original ‘Jennifer’ From ‘Back To The Future’ Appears At Wondercon 2014

By R. Del Rosario
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(L-R) Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker & Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown in Back To The Future (credit: Amblin Entertainment)

(L-R) Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker & Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown in Back To The Future (credit: Amblin Entertainment)

ANAHEIM, CA (CBS SF) – You may not recognize Claudia Wells now, but back in 1985, she caused a stir as Michael J. Fox’s on-screen girlfriend Jennifer Parker in the first “Back To The Future” film.

In the second & third films, “Jennifer” was played by NCIS’ Elisabeth Shue. Wells had to step back from the role due to her mother’s diagnose with cancer. Fans never did forget the first “Jennifer” as they paid her a visit at her booth at this year’s Wondercon in Anaheim.

Wells is a proud San Franciscan, but she was born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Her family moved to the Bay Area when she was 7 weeks old. Wells grew up in San Francisco and went to school at Marin Country Day School & French Bilingual school and still has family in the area.

She now owns a boutique for men in Studio City called “Armani Wells” where she sells high-end men’s clothing at discounted prices. Wells carry the current styles from casual to formal and she actually tends the store when she is not traveling or making appearances.

Wells is also very active with her charity, “Kids In The Spotlight” a ten-week entertainment industry program for foster children. They teach children how to act, write scripts and filmmaking. In October, “Kids In The Spotlight” puts together a “Oscar” type event for the work the children has done.

Claudia Wells took some time from her busy schedule to talk to The-Hype.tv & Warrior’s “Hype Man” Franco Finn at this year’s Wondercon at the Anaheim Convention Center, where she was signing autographs and meeting her fans.

Wells plans to return to acting soon. In the immediate future she will be traveling to Las Vegas, France and is making plans to visit family here in the Bay Area. For more information on her store, visit armaniwells.com.

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