Jennie Garth

Actor, Model, Producer
Though she had little acting experience prior to her breakout role, Jennie Garth thrived for 10 seasons as troubled rich girl Kelly Taylor on Aaron Spelling's popular teen primetime soap, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox ... Read more »
Born: 04/02/1972 in Urbana, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jennie Garth Project 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

Mystery Girls 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eleventh Victim 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country 1990 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Accidentally in Love 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

90210 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girl, Positive 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dad 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Family Guy 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 7th Annual Family Television Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2002 - 2006 (TV Show)

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InStyle Greatest Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1990 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Celebrity Poker Showdown 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Melrose Place 1990 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Parker Lewis 1990 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Jennie Garth 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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InStyle: Celebrity Weddings 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The $Treet 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210: The Final Goodbye 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Mod Squad: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Telling You 1999 (Movie)

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The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The King of Primetime -- Aaron Spelling 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

My Brother's War 1997 (Movie)

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47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A 90210 Christmas Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Star" 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

90210: Behind the Scenes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Idols 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Taco Bell Presents The USA Music Challenge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Brand New Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Brand New Life: The Honeymooners 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas Wedding Tail (TV Show)

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A Loss of Innocence (TV Show)

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An Unfinished Affair (TV Show)

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Falling For You (TV Show)

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Girl, Positive (TV Show)

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Holidaze (TV Show)

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Power 98 (TV Show)

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Secret Santa (TV Show)

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The Last Cowboy (TV Show)

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Without Consent (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though she had little acting experience prior to her breakout role, Jennie Garth thrived for 10 seasons as troubled rich girl Kelly Taylor on Aaron Spelling's popular teen primetime soap, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000). During her long run on the hit series, Garth branched out to rack up a number of credits in several made-for-TV-movies like "Danielle Steel's 'Star'" (NBC, 1993), "Without Consent" (ABC, 1994) and "An Unfinished Affair" (ABC, 1996), which helped boost her profile and solidified her appeal as a down-to-earth, likeable performer. After "90210" ended, Garth took a surprisingly effective turn into sitcoms with a solid five-season run on "What I Like About You" (The CW, 2002-06), which allowed her to branch off into new directions while avoiding being typecast like her former "90210" co-stars. Meanwhile, she went deep into the fifth season as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), finishing in fourth place overall after a tough loss to Donnie Osmond. In 2008, Garth came full circle, reprising Kelly Taylor for the spin-off series "90210" (The CW, 2008- ) as something of a gimmick by producers to attract viewers to the show. Still, the solid ratings for the series during its first year proved that audiences still identified with Garth and that the actress still had broad-ranging appeal.

Relationships

Chuck

Half-Brother
Older

John

Half-Brother
Older

Cammie

Half-Sister
Older

Lisa

Half-Sister
Older

Lynn

Half-Sister
Older

Wendy

Half-Sister
Older

Daniel Clark

Husband
Married April 16, 1994 Divorced November 1996

Peter Facinelli Actor

Husband
Met during the filming of the TV-movie "An Unfinished Affair" (ABC, 1996) Married Jan. 20, 2001 Announced separation on March 13, 2012 Facinelli filed for divorce on March 28, 2012

Fiona Facinelli

Daughter
Born Sept. 30, 2006; father, Peter Facinelli

Lola Facinelli

Daughter
Born Dec. 6, 2002; father, Peter Facinelli

Luca Facinelli

Daughter
Born June 29, 1997; father, Peter Facinelli

John Garth

Father

Carolyn Garth

Mother

Jeremy Salken

Companion
Met October 2012

EDUCATION

Dropped out of high school in junior year to move to L.A.; later obtained diploma

Milestones

2012

Documented her life post-split with Facinelli on reality series "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country" (CMT)

2011

Co-starred in The Hallmark Channel comedy "Accidentally in Love," co-written by Peter Facinelli

2008

Reprised role of Kelly Taylor on "Beverly Hills 90210" reboot (The CW); left after two seasons

2007

Played the lead in the Lifetime movie "Girl, Positive"

2007

Competed on fifth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"

2002

Co-starred with Amanda Bynes as sisters on sitcom "What I Like About You" (The WB)

2000

Returned to series TV with a recurring role on "The $treet" (Fox)

1999

Made directorial debut on an episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox) titled "I Wanna Reach Right Out and Grab Ya"

1998

Co-starred with James Brolin in "My Brother's War"

1996

Met future husband Peter Facinelli while filming ABC movie "An Unfinished Affair"

1994

Developed and produced the TV-movie "Without Consent" (NBC)

1993

Played lead in NBC TV-movie "Star," based on the novel by Danielle Steel

1992

Guest starred on episodes of the "90210" spin-off "Melrose Place" (Fox)

1992

Released workout video "Jennie Garth's Body in Progress"

1990

Landed breakthrough role as troubled rich girl Kelly Taylor on Fox drama "Beverly Hills, 90210"

1989

Landed first TV role on short-lived NBC sitcom "A Brand New Life"

1989

Appeared on an episode of ABC sitcom "Growing Pains"

Moved to Los Angeles, CA with her mother after leaving high school

Discovered by a talent scout at age 15 while participating in a beauty/talent pagent

Bonus Trivia

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"She can sashay across the set with all the sophistication of an older woman, but when you sit down and talk with her, she's got this youthful exuberance" – "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star Ian Ziering quoted in People magazine, May 11, 1992

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Raised on a Midwestern horse ranch far from the Beverly Hills lifestyle, Garth explained her inspiration for Kelly Taylor, her character on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox): I went to school with snotty people. I knew people with that attitude, I had fun with it. It's fun for me to crawl into somebody else's shoes and act that way, fabricate it. I made it up as I went." – Garth quoted in TV Guide, Dec. 12-18, 1992

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"I wouldn't be caught dead in Beverly Hills! I love the [San Fernando] Valley. It's so normal." – Garth to InStyle magazine, January 2000

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