Back to the Future fans came to know her for playing Lorraine McFly. She also played a role in Jaws 3-D and became known to TV audiences as Kathryn Kennish on ABC Family's Switched at Birth.
She danced professionally at the age of fourteen and practiced her form for three to four hours every day.
She appeared in All the Right Moves with Tom Cruise.
She married Howard Deutch in 1989. She has two daughters named Zoey and Madelyn.
She starred with Michael J. Fox in the Back to the Future film franchise.