Tiffani Thiessen is an American actress, best known for starring as Kelly Kapowski on NBC’s Save by the Bell and as Valerie Malone on Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1987, she participated in beauty pageants during her childhood and she was crowned Miss Junior America and graced the cover of Teen magazine.

Tiffani Thiessen’s Early Life and Education

Tiffani Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, to Robyn and Frank Thiessen. Her mother was a homemaker, and father is a park designer and landscape architect. Tiffani has participated in beauty pageants during her childhood and crowned as Miss Junior America. She is an American Citizen with German, Turkish, Welsh and Greek mixed Ethnicity.


Tiffani Thiessen Young Tiffani Thiessen Source: Reddit

Thiessen passed her school from Cubberley Elementary and Marshall Junior High School in Long Beach. In 1992, and graduated as valedictorian at Valley Professional High School in Studio City, Los Angeles.

Tiffani Thiessen’s Career

As the starting of her career, she gets the role of Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills 90210 on 1994 and she plays the role until 1998. She also appeared in several movies including Love Stinks, Just Shoot Me! and White Collar. Her television appearance was The Stranger Beside Me, Sweet Dreams, and Buried Secrets. Currently, she hosts her own show called “Dinner at Tiffani’s” on Cooking Channel.


In 2008, She made her music video appearance, for Ben Lee’s “American Television”. On September 6, 2009, she appeared with her husband Brady Smith in an episode of season four of the reality show HGTV Design Star.

Personal Life: Husband, Children, and Net Worth

Regarding her personal life, she started dating Brian Austin Green in early 1992, broke up the next year. In 1999, she begins dating to David Strickland, also an actor, who committed suicide. She gets engaged to actor Richard Ruccolo, from 2001 to 2003. She married actor Brady Smith on July 9, 2005, together they have two children Harper Renn and Holt Fisher.

Tiffani Thiessen, husband Brady Smith and daughter Harper attend the 6th Annual Family Fair Tiffani Thiessen, Brady Smith and daughter Harper at the 6th Annual Family Fair (Source: Pinterest)

Moving toward her net worth, she has an estimated worth of $ 13 billion. But exact amount of her salary is not declared till now.