Jennifer Eve Garth was born on April 3rd, 1972 in Urbana, Illionis, USA to John and Carolyn Garth, who both had 3 children each from different marriages, before they had Jennie. She grew up on a 25-acre horse ranch outside Urbana, Illinois with her 6 older siblings: Johnny, Chuck, Lisa, Cammie, Wendy and Lynn. When Jennie was 13, she and her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She took dancing lessons and did a little modeling while living in Arizona, and she dreamed of going to college and later start her own dance studio. At age 15, Jennie was discovered and encouraged to pursue an acting career by a talent scout, who had seen her win a talent competition. Therefore, she dropped out of high school during her junior year, and she and her mom moved to Los Angeles, California so she could become an actress. She later obtained her diploma in California. There, she started taking acting classes and went to auditions almost every day. After living in LA for about four months, she landed the role of 'Ericka McCray' on the NBC series "A Brand New Life" (1989). Within a year, she was cast as 'Kelly Taylor' on the long-running hit teen drama-series "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) on FOX television. Ever since, she has starred in several movies made for TV, a number of which she has produced and directed herself. On January 20th, 2001, she married actor Peter Facinelli, the father of her first daughter, Luca Bella (born June 29th, 1997), on her ranch in Santa Barbara, California. On December 6th, 2002, Jennie and Peter welcomed their second daughter, Lola Ray and their third daughter Fiona Eve on September 30th, 2006. Jennie most recently starred in the WB network sitcom "What I Like About You" (2002) as 'Valerie Tyler' until its cancellation in 2006.IMDb Mini Biography By: Laerke <email@example.com>
|Peter Facinelli||(20 January 2001 - present) (filed for divorce) 3 children|
|Daniel Clark||(16 April 1994 - November 1996) (divorced)|
Long time sufferer of migraine headaches, for which she has done Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on TV .
Is a vegetarian.
Has 6 older half-siblings: Johnny, Chuck, Lisa, Cammie, Wendy and Lynn.
Interests: Horseback riding, gardening, housekeeping and caring for her children.
Owns a ranch (with a couple of horses) near Santa Barbara, California, where her parents also live.
Dropped out of high school during her junior year. She received her diploma later.
Got married to Peter Facinelli in Santa Barbara, California. The wedding took place at the mission-style church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. Jennie wore a dress by Reem Acra. Their daughter Luca Bella, three at the time, was flower girl. Their wedding was featured on an installment of "Instyle" weddings.
Speaks Italian fluently
Ranked #41 in VH1 "100 Greatest Teen Stars" (2006).
Converted to the Roman Catholic faith so that she and her husband could have a Nuptial Mass.
Referenced in the classic BBS door game "Legend of the Red Dragon" by Seth A. Robinson. "Legend of the Red Dragon" was an on-line RPG featured on many dial-up Bullentin Boards around the country in the early 1990s. While adventuring in the forest, the player was sometimes asked cryptically "What's the deal with Jennie Garth?". The player's character was rewarded or punished based on various responses.
Is the second cousin of Italian model Roger Garth.
Has had a leaky heart valve for seven years. Her father had struggled with heart disease since he was fifty and passed away in 2008 [May 26, 2009].
Her daughter, Lola, is battling Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis [May 26, 2009].
Lives in Toluca Lake, California.
Got married to her first husband two weeks after her twenty-second birthday.
Gave birth to her first child at age 25, a daughter Luca Bella Facinelli on June 30, 1997.
Gave birth to her second child at age 30, a daughter Lola Ray Facinelli on December 6, 2002. Child's father is her estranged second husband, Peter Facinelli.
Gave birth to her third child at age 34, a daughter Fiona Eve Facinelli on September 30, 2006. Child's father is her second husband, Peter Facinelli.
[one of the reasons for her being a vegetarian] I never met a cow I didn't like.
[on her family and third child] Peter [husband Peter Facinelli] and I feel very blessed with our children. We didn't plan any one of them but higher forces and recognizing priorities helped us along the way. We can't wait to meet this newest addition to our family!
[on marriages and life] Marriages aren't easy, and we're just like any other couple. We have our roadblocks, but we get around them, and our family prevails. We are so happy we have a normal, grounded life to keep us centered.
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