TIFFANI THIESSEN Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Tiffani Amber Thiessen was born on January 23 1974 in Long Beach, California. Tiffani is a middle child; she has both an older and younger brother. She started her career at the age of eight, when her uncle suggested she try modeling. Soon after that she was featured in commercials for The Peaches and Cream Barbie Doll. She was disappointed with these stints because she could never hold the Barbie doll; instead she had to hold Ken.


She blamed it on her hair color-"I guess I wasn’t blond enough “. Shortly after these commercials she began entering beauty pageants and won the Miss. Junior America Pageant in 1987. These pageants unfortunately created jealousy, and her colleagues started bad-mouting her. In 1992, she starred in her first movie A Killer Among Friends in which she got tortured and killed by her two best friends. Her first experience was described as a painful one, according to the young actress, and she was exhausted to the point of having a masseuse come to her room.


Her next venture was to guest-star on Married… with Children where she also met her boyfriend/husband/now ex-husband Brian Austin Green. The funny thing is that they were friends for 4 years before ultimately falling in love. After a great run, they ended the relationship only to find out that they are better off as friends. Even though their publicist claims that ” It’s a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship that still could be.”


Her big break came on Saved by the Bell in which she played a popular cheerleader named Kelly Kapowski. Apparently life on the set was like life in school, where everybody had nicknames (Tiffani’s nickname was Tiffles). When Saved by the Bell was cancelled, she landed a role in Son-in-Law, co-starring Pauly Shore.


The next big step in her career was the unforgettable milk commercial where she co-starred with another attrative girl. Milk, does a body good! She then decided to chop off her long hair and revive her role as Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell: The College Years - which was cancelled after only one season. As a side note, Tiffani is very concerned with her health; she takes kickboxing lessons and works out with a trainer 4 days a week.


After Saved by the Bell, she was cast on the ever popular and successful Beverly Hills 90210. She played a good girl turn bad girl, which brought new life, and an edge to the show. The summer of 1995 was an exciting one for Tiffani, where she filmed two movies The Stranger Beside Me with Eric Close and She Fought Alone with Brian Austin Green.


In 2001, we were pleased to see Tiffani appearing in the comedy The Ladies Man, and a year later, starring in the Woody Allen film, Hollywood Ending. We’re sure it won’t be the last of her Hollywood career.


On a final note we would like to tell you that Tiffani is a vegetarian and her favorite colors are black and white. She has two pet golden retrievers named Sadie and Savannah. She is actually best friends with Jennie Garth, her long time enemy on 90210.