Tiffani Thiessen Biography

Birthday: 1974-01-23
Place of Birth: Long Beach, California USA
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Wiki Biography: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, USA, to Frank Thiessen, a park designer, and Robyn Ernest, a homemaker. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (b. 1968) and Schuyler (b. 1977). When Tiffani was 8, her uncle, Roger Ernest, suggested that she try acting and modeling. Soon afterward, she appeared in her first TV commercial, for Peaches and Cream Barbie. From there she started competing in several beauty pageants and, in 1987, she won the Miss Junior America pageant. She got her big break when she was cast as the popular cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on the NBC series "Saved by the Bell" (1989), which lasted for five years. But this was not at all the end of her career. Coinciding with the cancellation of the short-lived "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" (1993), she was cast as the bitchy, conniving vixen Valerie Malone on Aaron Spelling's long-running hit series "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990). Here, she played the constant enemy of Kelly Taylor, played by Jennie Garth, although in real life, the two are actually best friends. Tiffani also lived with co-star Brian Austin Green for several years. She stayed with the show until 1998 and then left to pursue her movie career. The result was two independent movies, followed by two comedies and then Hollywood Ending (2002), in which she starred alongside Woody Allen. She met actor Richard Ruccolo while starring as Marti in the hit sitcom "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (1998) where in 2001, the couple became engaged. During the fall of 2002, she hooked up with best friend Jennie's husband, Peter Facinelli, and Bill Bellamy on Fox's action/drama series, "Fastlane" (2002), where she starred as Billie Chambers, but the show was canceled after one season. In 2003, Tiffani broke off her engagement to Richard Ruccolo and in 2005, she married actor Brady Smith.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Saved by the Bell Kelly Kapowski 1989 Comedy
Saved By the Bell: The College Years Kelly Kapowski 1993 Comedy
Saved by the Bell: The College Years Kelly Kapowski 1993 Comedy
Beverly Hills, 90210 Valerie Malone 1998 - 1999
Fastlane Wilhelmina 'Billie' Chambers 2002 - 2003 Action
White Collar Elizabeth Burke 2011 - 2012 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Son in Law 1993 Comedy, Drama, Romance
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money 1999 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Love Stinks 1999 Comedy
Speedway Junky 1999
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Hagitha Utslay 2001 Comedy, Horror