- Date of Birth:
- April 3, 1972
- 5' 5"
Jennie Garth was born in Urbana, Illinois on a 25-acre horse ranch. When she was 13, her family moved to Glendale, Arizona where she began taking dancing lessons and modeling. She was discovered by a Hollywood talent manager when she competed in a talent competition. She left high school during her junior year to become an actor in LA, and later got her diploma in California.
She landed her first role on the TV series, Growing Pains, and later stared in the NBC series, A Brand New Life, in 1989. Jennie landed her breakout role as Kelly Taylor in the hit TV series, Beverly Hills 90210. The show lasted for 10 seasons. In 2002, she starred alongside Amanda Bynes in the sitcom, What I Like About You, a series that followed the journey of two sisters who live together. It lasted four seasons. In September 2008, she reprised her role of Kelly Taylor in the CW spinoff, 90210. Kelly is now a guidance counselor at the high school.
Best Known For:
Jennie is best known her breakout role as Kelly Taylor in the television series, Beverly Hills 90210, for 10 years. She reprised her role on the CW’s spinoff, titled 90210, and Kelly Taylor is now a guidance counselor at the school.
Jennie was married to Daniel Clark from 1994-1996. She married actor, Peter Facinelli in 2001. The couple divorced in March 2012, and have three daughters together: Luca Bella (born 1997), Lola Ray (born 2002), and Fiona Eve (born 2006). Jennie’s divorce from Peter was finalized in June 2013, and she began dating Dave Abrams, who she met on a blind date, in the fall of 2014. They got engaged in April 2015, and tied the knot on July 11, 2015.