Tiffani Thiessen is a renowned American actress best known for playing the roles of Kelly Kapowski on NBC’s Saved by the Bell (1989–93) as well as Valerie Malone on Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994–98). These two series brought her a huge amount of fame and wealth that eventually helped her forge a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her other prominent credits include Lori on Netflix’s Alexa & Katie, Elizabeth Burke on USA Network’s White Collar, and Kelly Kapowski Morris in the Peacock sitcom Saved by the Bell.
Tiffani Thiessen Biography
Tiffani Thiessen was born on the 23rd of January 1974, in Long Beach, California, United States of America. She is currently 49 years old.
|Birth Name||Tiffani Amber Thiessen|
|Date of Birth||January 23, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Long Beach, California, U.S.|
|Age||49 years old|
|Ethnicity||English, German, Scottish, Northern Irish, and Welsh|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
- Father – Frank Thiessen (Landscape Architect)
- Mother – Robyn (née Ernest) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Todd Thiessen
Thiessen attended Cubberley Elementary and Marshall Junior High School in Long Beach. In 1992, Thiessen graduated as valedictorian at Valley Professional High School in Studio City, Los Angeles.
Tiffani Thiessen Personal Life
Tiffani married actor Brady Smith on July 9, 2005, and they have two children, one daughter Harper (born 2010), and one son Holt (born 2015).
Before her marriage to Brady, Tiffani dated her co-star Brian Austin Green from 1992 to 1995. Later she dated actor David Strickland and then dated actor Richard Ruccolo whom she met on the sets of ‘Two Guys and a Girl’ and got engaged to him in 2001. However, the couple broke up in 2003.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 5 inches|
Centimeters – 165 cm
Meters – 1.65 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 61 kg|
Pounds – 134 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||7.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Striking blue eyes|
In 1993, she made her theatrical film debut in the film Son in Law as Tracy.
She is famous for her films like Son in Law (1993), Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000), Hollywood Ending (2002), and Cyborg Soldier (2008).
Tiffani Thiessen first appeared in an episode of a television series, Live-In titled “Mommy and Me and Au Pair Make Three”. She then starred in a leading role in the TV series, “Saved by the Bell” as Kelly Kapowski from 1989 to 1993.
Thiessen has also starred in other TV series such as Fox’s Fastlane (2002–03), ABC’s What About Brian (2007), and USA Network’s White Collar (2009–14), Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2012 – present) and Dinner at Tiffani’s (2015 – present).
Tiffani Thiessen Net Worth
As of 2023, Tiffani Thiessen has a net worth of $10 million US dollars. That money comes from television appearances, films, brand endorsements, and other activities. She lives with her family in her Los Angeles home, valued at $5 million, which features all the bells and whistles.
Tiffani Thiessen Facts
She began her showbiz career at an early age.
Tiffani was only eight when she was offered a commercial. She had also contested in various beauty pageants.
Thiessen was a teen idol during the 1990s, starting from her role as cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell and then playing bad girl Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210.
In 1988, she went on to win Teen Magazine’s ‘Great Model Search’ and in the following year Cover Girl Magazine’s ‘Model of the Year’.
In 2015, Thiessen started hosting her own cooking show on Cooking Channel called “Dinner at Tiffani’s”.
She has four dogs named Buck, Pearl, Bo, and Penny; a cat named Savannah; a hen named Ruby; and four chickens named Anna, Elsa, Mable, and Sugar.
Tiffani played Lori Mendoza, mother of the Mendoza family in the Netflix sitcom Alexa & Katie, starring Paris Berelc and Isabel May. She appeared in three seasons of the series which ended its run on June 13, 2020.