Tiffani Thiessen

Actor, Model, Pageant contestant
Going from all-American teenage superstar to respected, grown-up working actress, Tiffani Thiessen never lost the affection she earned from fans with her breakthrough role as Kelly Kapowski on "Saved by the Bell" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1974 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

North Pole 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

White Collar 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Weapon 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

HGTV Star 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

What About Brian 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Fastlane 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Morning, Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Ending 2002 (Movie)

Sharon Bates (Actor)

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

Actor

Ivans XTC. 2002 (Movie)

Marie Stein (Actor)

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Speedway Junky 2001 (Movie)

Wilma (Actor)

Step by Step 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Guys and a Girl 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Christmas Adventure 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beautiful 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1994 - 1998, 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Saved By the Bell 1988 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th 2000 (Movie)

Hagitha Utslay (Actor)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

Honey DeLune (Actor)

Cupid 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Stinks 1999 (Movie)

Rebecca Mellini (Actor)

Newsradio 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 1998 World Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greatest Christmas Moments of All Time 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Powers That Be 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweet Dreams 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A 90210 Christmas Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity First Loves 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Saved By the Bell: The College Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Saved By the Bell Graduation Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Son-In-Law 1993 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

A Killer Among Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Buried Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

She Fought Alone (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Stranger Beside Me (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Just Pray 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Just Pray 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Going from all-American teenage superstar to respected, grown-up working actress, Tiffani Thiessen never lost the affection she earned from fans with her breakthrough role as Kelly Kapowski on "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993). The endearingly cheesy Saturday-morning show was a phenomenon, and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen - as she was billed then - was chief among its charms as a good girl whose relationship with Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) became a romance for the Gen-X ages. Easily stretching to play the devious vixen Valerie Malone, Thiessen revitalized a post-Shannen Doherty "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX, 1990-2000). She also starred in a string of made-for-TV movies and brought her next-generation-Heather-Locklear touch to many troubled series, including "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (ABC, 1998-2001) and "Fastlane" (FOX, 2002-03). She worked with Woody Allen in his feature "Hollywood Ending" (2002) and settled comfortably into marriage, motherhood and a starring role on "White Collar" (USA Network, 2009- ). While she made her name as the queen of TV guilty pleasures, as an adult Thiessen proved she had talent and staying power to spare.

Relationships

Brian Austin Green Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox) Together from 1993-95 No longer together

Jason Priestley Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox) Dated briefly in 1997 No longer together

Richard Ruccolo Actor

Companion
Met when she guest starred on "Two Guys and a Girl" (ABC) in 2000 Announced engagement in October 2001 No longer together as of March 2003

Brady Smith Actor

Husband
Married July 9, 2005 at a private estate in Montecito, CA

Harper Smith

Daughter
Born June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA; father, Brady Smith

David Strickland Actor

Companion
Were dating Strickland when committed suicide in 1999

Frank Thiessen

Father

Robyn Thiessen

Mother

Skyler Thiessen

Brother
Born on Aug. 1, 1968

Todd Thiessen

Brother
Born on May 10, 1977

Kevin Washington

Companion
Dated in 1998

EDUCATION

Valley Professional High School

Long Beach , California
named class valedictorian

Milestones

2009

Joined the cast of USA Network's crime drama "White Collar"

2007

Joined the cast of the ABC ensemble drama "What About Brian" as Natasha Dylan, Dave's (Rick Gomez) new boss at KC Gaming

2005

Directed a short (21 minute) film titled "Just Pray"; first major effort from her new production company, Tit 4 Tat Productions

2003

Had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom "Good Morning, Miami"

2002

Acted in Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending"

2002

Had supporting role in Fox series "Fast Lane"

2001

Played recurring role as a sex columnist on "Just Shoot Me" (NBC)

2000

Played recurring role on the ABC sitcom "Two Guys and a Girl"

2000

Had leading role in the screen comedy "The Ladies Man"

1998

Signed production deal with ABC to develop sitcom

1994

Co-starred in "Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas" (NBC)

1994

Joined the cast of Fox's "Beverly Hills, 90210" in its fourth season as trouble-making Valerie Malone

1993

Feature acting debut, "Son-in-Law"

1993

Reprised role of Kelly on the short-lived primetime spin-off "Saved By The Bell: The College Years" (NBC)

1988

Played popular and sweet cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on the successful NBC Saturday morning teen series "Saved By the Bell"

1987

Won the beauty pageant title of Miss Junior America

1983

Began competing in beauty pagents at age nine

1981

Began modeling in print catalogues and ads (date approximate)

Formed the production company, Tit 4 Tat Productions

Landed the "Peaches'n'Cream Barbie" commercial

Bonus Trivia

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"After all those years on 'Saved by the Bell,' I was worried that casting people would see me only as a good girl. The fact that Valerie was a conniving b*tch really attracted me to the role." – Thiessen on her transition from good girl to bad girl with her "90210" (Fox) role

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"When I'm 75 in my rocking chair, I can tell my grandchildren I was in a Woody Allen film." – Thiessen on being cast in "Hollywood Ending" (2002)

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