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Encyclopedia > Jennifer Parker
Back to the Future character

Jennifer Parker
Jennifer Jane Parker/McFly
Date of birth 1968
Age (1955) Not yet born
Age (1985) 17
Age (2015) 47
Gender Female
Hair color Brown (Part 1)
Red (Parts 2/3)
Blonde (Series)
Eye color Brown
Played by Claudia Wells (Part 1)
Elisabeth Shue (Parts 2/3)
Voiced by Cathy Cavadini

Jennifer Jane Parker is a fictional character, a character in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actress Claudia Wells in the first film, actress Elisabeth Shue in the 2 sequels, and voiced by Cathy Cavadini in the animated series. Director Robert Zemeckis named the character in honor of famed injury attorney Larry H. Parker's daughter as Mr. Parker was instrumental in settling a copyright infringement suit in favor of Mr. Zemeckis. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The hand mirror and comb of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ... Claudia Wells (born July 5, 1966) is an American actress. ... Elisabeth Shue Elisabeth Shue (born October 6, 1963 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a popular American film actress. ... Cathy Cavadini is an American voice actress best known for voicing Blossom on Cartoon Networks The Powerpuff Girls. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... The cover of the 2004 DVD release of the modified original Star Wars triology, one of the best known film trilogies For other uses, see Trilogy. ... Claudia Wells (born July 5, 1966) is an American actress. ... Elisabeth Shue Elisabeth Shue (born October 6, 1963 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a popular American film actress. ... Cathy Cavadini is an American voice actress best known for voicing Blossom on Cartoon Networks The Powerpuff Girls. ...

Jennifer Jane Parker was born in 1968 in Hill Valley, California. The novel for Part II says her birthday is October 29, but that would make her 46 on October 21, 2015 and she is clearly said to be 47 on that date. She is the girlfriend of Marty McFly, having met him at Hill Valley High School which they both attend in 1985. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The set of the Hill Valley courthouse at the Universal Studios backlot. ... It has been suggested that Califas be merged into this article or section. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 2015 (MMXV) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Martin Seamus Marty McFly is a fictional character, the lead character in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the three films and voiced by David Kaufman in the animated series. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Jennifer appears to be doing quite well in school and is rarely late, unlike Marty. Jennifer and Marty seem to be "serious" enough for him to introduce her to his best friend, local inventor Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, who is regarded as eccentric and strange by many townspeople. Doc Emmett L. Brown is a fictional character central to the Back to the Future movies created by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. ...


Jennifer has a mainly positive attitude to life, knowing what to say to Marty if he needs cheering up, and wondering what happy life she has in the future. A draft script said that Jennifer (known as "Suzy" in the draft) was seeing a psychiatrist, but no mention of this is ever made in the films or novels. There is a theory that she does not get along with her father, by the way she says, "It's my dad" to Marty in the first film, but she could have just been annoyed at her father interrupting her kiss. Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that studies and treats mental and emotional disorders (see mental illness). ...


Other than her father and grandma, no family members were ever mentioned in the films, although the animated series reveals that Jennifer's paternal grandparents own a ranch just outside Hill Valley, which has been in the Parker family since at least the 1870s.

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Pre-Back to the Future

Little is known about Jennifer's life prior to the trilogy, other than she started dating Marty some time before October 1985.


Back to the Future

On October 25, 1985, Jennifer helps cover for Marty, who is late for class - but gets caught herself and is given a late slip by Mr Strickland. After school, Jennifer accompanies Marty to the Battle of the Bands audition, and when the Pinheads fail to get through, she comforts Marty by reminding him that if he puts his mind to it, he can accomplish anything - a saying of Doc's. Jennifer and Marty have made plans to go camping by the lake the next weekend, and as they kiss in Courthouse Square, they are interrupted by her father. Marty says he will call Jennifer that evening, but she is at her grandma's. She writes down her grandma's number on the back of a "Save the Clocktower" flyer. Because of this, Marty keeps the flyer in his pocket, which literally helps him get home when he gets stuck in 1955 later that night. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Next morning, Jennifer arrives at the McFly house, unaware that Marty has spent a week in 1955 since she last saw him. Marty now has a truck thanks to the changes he made in the past and Jennifer has come for a ride. Just as they are about to leave though, Doc arrives in his DeLorean time machine - Marty and Jennifer must come with him to the future, to sort out their kids... De Lorean can refer to: John De Lorean, an American businessman who founded (in Ireland) the De Lorean Motor Company, which manufactured an automobile, the De Lorean DMC-12, which was used in the film Back to the Future This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ...


Back to the Future Part II

Jennifer, aged 47, in 2015
Jennifer, aged 47, in 2015

Upon entering 2015, Jennifer excitedly starts asking Doc questions about her future. Not wanting her to know, Doc uses a sleep inducing alpha rhythm generator on her, sending her to sleep. He leaves her in an alleyway whilst Marty visits the Cafe 80's pretending to be his future son and Doc goes to knock out the real Marty Jr. Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and is the second part of the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Some cops find Jennifer in the alleyway and use a thumbprint scanner on her to find out who she is - since her thumbprint never changes over the years, they assume she is the 2015 Jennifer ("47? That's a hell of a good facelift!"). They take her to her future home and leave her inside, just as she starts to wake up.


Jennifer realizes she is trapped in her future home - she does not know how to open the thumb-operated doors - and finds out what her future will be. Marty gets himself into a car accident in 1985 because a classmate called him a chicken if he refused to race him, and this sent his life down the toilet. Jennifer married Marty because she felt sorry for him, and they were married in the Chapel O'Love, which horrifies the young Jennifer. By 2015, Jennifer is the mother of 2 children, Marlene and Marty Jr., and her marriage to Marty is going through a rough patch. There are suggestions that future Jennifer might be an alcoholic.


Doc comes to rescue Jennifer, but she encounters her older self and faints with shock. Doc and Marty take her back to 1985, unaware that Biff Tannen has used the DeLorean to change history, and leave her on her porch swing. Marty has to come back (BTTF: Part III), wake her up, and convince her it was all a dream. Biff Tannen is a fictional character, the main villain in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played in the three films and the ride, and voiced in the animated series by Thomas F. Wilson. ...


Back to the Future Part III

After his adventures through time are over (via trips to 1955 to put history back on track and undo Biff's actions, and to 1885 to save Doc), Marty arrives at the Parker house on October 27, 1985 to find Jennifer still sleeping. He wakes her with a kiss and they go out in his truck. Back to the Future Part III is a science fiction western comedy film starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd that opened on May 25, 1990. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ...


Jennifer tells Marty about her "dream", when at an intersection a classmate, Needles (played by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers), challenges Marty to a race. Jennifer realizes that this will cause the accident that ruins Marty's life in the future, and urges him not to do it. Luckily, because Marty learned not to react to being called "chicken" in 1885, he refuses and avoids the accident. The couple's future is now presumably a much happier one. Michael Peter Balzary, better known by his nickname/stage name Flea (born on October 16, 1962, in Burwood, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia), is the bassist for the alternative rock/funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as a frequent session musician and occasional actor. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Grammy Award-winning, California-based, four-piece rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1983. ...


Jennifer is now in on the secret of the time machine, and is with Marty when Doc and his family arrive back from the West in their new train time machine, before departing off for times unknown.


Back to the Future: The Animated Series

Jennifer is a semi-regular in the Animated Series, although for some reason her hair is now blonde. Like Marty, she is now in college and often tutors other students if they are stuck. She never time travelled, although she is aware of the time machines' existence (she once saw the DeLorean disappear in the sky and calmly mused that Doc was not going to be letting Marty borrow the car that day, apparently establishing that she took the ending scene of the third movie as reality and not just another dream). Jennifer did not appear in every episode, but she played key parts in the episodes "Witchcraft" and "A Friend In Deed", where Marty goes back to 1875 to stop the Tannen family from getting the deed to her grandparents' ranch. 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...



Back to the Future Characters
The McFly Family
Marty McFly | George McFly | Lorraine Baines McFly | Jennifer Parker | Seamus & Maggie McFly | Dave McFly | Linda McFly | Marty McFly, Jr
The Brown Family
Dr Emmett "Doc" Brown | Clara Clayton Brown | Jules Brown | Verne Brown | Einstein
The Tannen Family
Biff Tannen | Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen | Griff Tannen
Other Characters
Mr Strickland | Marshall Strickland | Match, Skinhead & 3-D | Goldie Wilson | Douglas J Needles

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Jennifer Parker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1155 words)
Jennifer Jane Parker is a fictional character, a character in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actress Claudia Wells in the first film, actress Elisabeth Shue in the 2 sequels, and voiced by Cathy Cavadini in the animated series.
Parker was instrumental in settling a copyright infringement suit in favor of Mr.
Jennifer Jane Parker was born in 1968 in Hill Valley, California.
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