Tiffani Amber Thiessen is a beautiful and talented American actress who started out initially with her interest in pageantry. She was able to make quite a name for herself in that field before she moved on to acting. She appeared in notable teen-oriented shows such as Saved By The Bell where she played Kelly Kapowski. She became recognized for her outstanding performance in the role; though it earned no awards, it still got her a few nominations.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen is also known for her role as Elizabeth Burke in White Collar.
Who is Tiffani Amber Thiessen?
She was born on the 23rd of January, 1974 in Long Beach, California. She is the daughter of Robyn and Frank Thiessen, a stay-home mom and a park designer respectively. She attended Cubberley Elementary and then moved on to Marshall Junior High School.
Tiffani graduated from Valley Professional High School in Los Angeles in 1992. The actress credits her brother, Todd, her mother and her grandmother for inspiring her.
All You Should Know About Tiffani Amber Thiessen’s Husband – Brady Smith
Tiffani Amber Thiessen is married to an American actor, Brady Smith. Her husband was born on the 29th of December 1971 in Houston, Texas. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated in 1994. The couple has two lovely children together – Harper – a daughter and Holt – a son.
Brady Smith, like his wife, has appeared on various television series including ER, JAG, Charmed, The Comeback and even appeared on the same set with his wife in the television series, White Collar.
In 2010, he starred in the Hallmark Channel television movie Ice Dreams and also featured in the television movie, The Jensen Project. In 2013, he took part in the MTV television series Happy Land and in 2016, he appeared in The Perfect Daughter.
Before her marriage to Brady Smith, she dated Brian Austin Green and they moved in together in 1994 but eventually broke up the following year. She also dated David Strickland who unfortunately happened to take his own life in 1999. As a result, she went through a difficult period. Tiffani Amber Thiessen was later engaged to Richard Ruccolo whom she met on the set of Two Guys and A Girl but eventually, they called off their engagement. Then came Brady Smith, whom she got married to on July 9, 2005; and the couple has been together till this day.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen: Career And Net Worth
Tiffani Amber Thiessen has a total net worth of $10 Million as a result of her long and lustrous career. The American actress started off her career at a young age when she took part in beauty pageants and even won the Miss Junior America pageant in 1987. She also contested for the ‘Great Model Search’ which she won and was featured on the cover of the Teen magazine as a result.
She then landed the role of Kelly Kapowski in Saved By The Bell. The role made her popular and got her several award nominations. She later appeared in other television films – Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and A killer among Friends. She eventually made her feature film debut in Son in Law in 1993.
In 1994, she starred in the movie – Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas which signalled the end of the Saved By The Bell franchise. Still, in the same year, she landed the role of Valerie Malone in the teen drama, Beverly Hills, 90210; a role she played until 1998 when the show was in its ninth season.
Alongside Beverly Hillis, 90210, she still took part in several television movies like She Fought Alone (1995), The Stranger Beside Me (1995), Sweet Dreams and Buried Secrets (1996). She also appeared in the film Love Stinks (1999) and the television series, Good Morning Miami (2003-2004).
In a poor career move, the actress turned down Aaron Spelling’s offer to appear as one of the lead characters on the television series Charmed, which later became massively popular. She refused the role hoping to get the lead role in the NBC series, Everything but the Girl. Unfortunately, the show was never picked up.
She, however, did not relent as she went on to appear in the film, Hollywood Ending (2002) and also starring in the drama series FastLane as Billie Chambers of which she received a nomination for Choice TV Actress in Drama/Action Adventure at the Teen Choice Awards.
She made a giant feat by launching her very own production company in 2003 known as Tit 4 Tat Productions. The short film, Just Pray, which earned several accolades at different film festivals, was produced in 2005 by her company. In 2015, Tiffani started her own show on Cooking Channel called ‘Dinner at Tiffani’s’.