Tiffani Thiessen is an American actress best known for her roles in the television shows Saved By The Bell; Beverly Hills, 90210; Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place; and Fastlane.
Of Welsh, German, Greek and Turkish descent, Tiffani was born in Long Beach, California in 1974. Her mother, Robyn, was a homemaker and her father, Frank, was a park designer.
She has two brothers, Todd and Schuyler. Todd is a professional cyclist.
At age 8, Tiffani's uncle suggested she try modelling. Her first role was in a television advert for Peaches and Cream Barbie.
She started taking part in beauty competitions and in 1987 won the Miss Junior America pageant.
She attended Vally Professional High School in Studio City, California. Graduating in 1992.
Her television screen break came with the NBC series Saved By The Bell (1989) as popular cheerleader, Kelly Kapowski. The show lasted 5 years.
The ending of Saved By The Bell coincided almost instantly with her being cast as the bitchy vixen Valerie Malone on the teen-hit Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1994. Tiffani remained with the show for four years, eventually leaving in 1998 to pursue a film career.
She has starred in two independant movies and alongside Woody Allen in 2002's Hollywood Ending.
Her other feature film roles include the comedy Ladies Man; the independent film Speedway Junky with Jesse Bradford, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Daryl Hannah; Love Stinks, with Tyra Banks and French Stewart; and the horror/comedy spoof Shriek!
But it wasn't long before she was back to television, joining the cast of Two Guys and a Girl as firefighter Marti in 2000.
In 2002 she starred alongside Peter Facinelli and Bill Belamy in the Fox action/drama series, Fastlane. The show was cancelled after one season.
Tiffani has two dogs, Buck and Pearl, and two cats, Sadie and Savannah. She also has her own production company, Tit 4 Tat Productions.
In 2006 Tiffani accepted an offer to serve on the National Advisory Council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
She is sometimes credited as Tiffani Theissen or Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.