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Overview (3)

Born in Urbana, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJennifer Eve Garth
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 <laerke_kp@hotmail.com>

Spouse (3)

Dave Abrams (11 July 2015 - present) ( filed for divorce)
Peter Facinelli (20 January 2001 - 11 June 2013) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Daniel Clark (16 April 1994 - 1996) ( divorced)

Trivia (19)

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.
Auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell (1989), but the role eventually went to her subsequent Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) co-star, Tiffani Thiessen.
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.
Was among the guests at the wedding of former Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) co-star Jason Priestley to Naomi Lowde-Priestley. [2005]
Referenced in the classic bulletin board system (BBS) door game "Legend of the Red Dragon," an on-line role=playing game (RPG) released in 1989. 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.
Got married to her first husband two weeks after her twenty-second birthday.
She has played the same character (Kelly Taylor) on three different series: Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Melrose Place (1992) and 90210 (2008).
Jennie and her former What I Like About You (2002) co-star, Amanda Bynes, share the same birthday.
Has three daughters with her ex-second husband Peter Facinelli: Luca Bella Facinelli (b. June 22, 1997), Lola Ray Facinelli (b. December 6, 2002) and Fiona Eve Facinelli (b. September 30, 2006).
(April 6, 2018) Her husband of nearly 3 years Dave Abrams filed for divorce from her following a 7-month-long separation (Their date of separation is listed as Aug. 29, 2017).
Best friends with Tiffani Thiessen and Tori Spelling.
Daughter of John and Carolyn Garth.

Personal Quotes (3)

[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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