Jennie Garth

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Actress

Birth Date: April 3, 1972

Age: 51 years old

Birth Place: Urbana, Illinois

Jennie Garth rode the wave of teen stardom as Kelly Taylor in "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) into a long-lasting career in the entertainment industry. A native of Urbana, Illinois, she relocated to Los Angeles as a teen to pursue a professional acting career. She made her screen debut in the short-lived sitcom "Teen Angel Returns" (Disney Channel, 1989) with future co-star Jason Priestley. Soon after, she appeared on an episode of the sitcom "Growing Pains" (ABC, 1985-92). The actress then joined the cast of the Barbara Eden show "A Brand New Life" (NBC, 1989-90), but it was her next role that would rocket her to fame. Garth was cast alongside Shannen Doherty, Tori Spelling, Luke Perry, and Priestley in Darren Star's teen drama "Beverly Hills 90210." Her Kelly Taylor began as a vapid L.A. rich girl but over the course of the show became a more well-rounded character, facing a variety of challenges, including drug addiction, pregnancy, and amnesia. The character also served as the springboard for the hit spin-off series "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99) with the actress appearing in multiple episodes during the first season. While working on "90210," Garth began a second career starring in television films. Her projects during this time included "Star" (NBC, 1993), "Without Consent" (ABC, 1995), and "An Unfinished Affair" (ABC, 1996). While sticking primarily to TV, she appeared in the feature films "Power 98" (1996) with Eric Roberts and "My Brother's War" (1997) with James Brolin. After the end of "90210," the actress had a recurring role in Star's short-lived drama "The Street" (Fox, 2000). She found greater success starring with Amanda Bynes in the sitcom "What I Like About You" (The WB, 2002-06). The pair played sisters sharing an apartment in New York City. She also continued acting regularly in TV movies, gaining notice for her portrayal of a HIV-positive teacher in "Girl, Positive" (Lifetime, 2007). When Star rebooted his teen drama with "90210" (The CW, 2008-13), Garth returned on a recurring basis, with Kelly now working as a guidance counselor at the show's West Beverly High School. The actress went on to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), lasting until the season's penultimate episode. She also starred in the holiday-themed television movies "A Christmas Wedding Tail" (Hallmark, 2011) and "Holidaze" (Freeform, 2013). The actress teamed with Spelling for the sitcom "Mystery Girls" (Freeform, 2014) with the pair playing former co-stars brought back together to solve mysteries. While that show failed to find an audience, Garth created a buzz with another return to the famous zip code that launched her career. The actress joined most of the original "Beverly Hills 90210" cast for "BH90210" (Fox, 2019). Reuniting with Spelling, Doherty, and Priestley, the group played fictionalized versions of themselves trying to launch a reboot of the original show. Garth then had the opportunity to join her actress daughter, Luca Bella, in the TV movie "Your Family or Your Life" (Lifetime, 2019).

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Hero Dog Awards

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2023

Bad Influence

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Joan Miller
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2022

Pictionary

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2021

Celebrity Wheel of FortuneStream

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2021

Celebrity Name That TuneStream

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2021

Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves StoryStream

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Michelle Reeves
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2021

A Kindhearted ChristmasStream

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Jaime
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2021

I Can See Your VoiceStream

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2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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2020

American Rescue Dog ShowStream

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2020

Access Daily

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2019

Tamron HallStream

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2019

BH90210Stream

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Jennie Garth/Kelly Taylor
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2019
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BH90210Stream

Executive Producer
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2019
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BH90210: Extras

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2019

MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Strahan & Sara

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2019

April's Flowers

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2019

Your Family or Your Life

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Dr. Kathy Meyer
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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

25 Words or LessStream

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2018

Access Live

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2017

Daily Blast Live

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2017

The MickStream

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2017
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The $100,000 PyramidStream

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2016

Karen Kingsbury's A Time to Dance

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Abby Reynolds
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2016

Celebrity Food Fight

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2015

Chopped JuniorStream

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2015

Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed

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2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

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2015

Celebrity Name Game

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2014

The Jennie Garth Project

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2014

The Meredith Vieira Show

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2014

Mystery Girls

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Charlie Countour
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2014

Mystery Girls

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2014

Bethenny

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2013

The Real

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2013

Holidaze

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Melody
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2013

Katie

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2012

The Jeff Probst Show

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2012

Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country

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2012

The Eleventh Victim

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Hailey Dean
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2012

The Chew

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2011

A Christmas Wedding Tail

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Susan
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2011

A Christmas Wedding Tail

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2011

The Talk

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2010

Go Red for Women Presents Speak Up to Save Lives

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Breakfast in Bed Marathon

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2010

Mulligan

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Annie
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2010

Cupcake WarsStream

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2009

Chillin' With Dylan

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2009

CommunityStream

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2009
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Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

RuPaul's Drag RaceStream

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2009

The Bonnie Hunt Show

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2008

The Doctors

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2008

90210Stream

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Kelly Taylor
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2008

90210's 50 Hottest Marathon

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

The Better Show

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2007

Are You Smarter Than a 5th GraderStream

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2007

Are You Smarter Than a 5th GraderStream

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2007

Girl, Positive

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Sarah Bennett
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2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

Back to School With 90210

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2006

Dancing With the StarsStream

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2005

Robot ChickenStream

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2005

American DadStream

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Trudy
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2005

Fashion Police

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2004

Teen Kids News

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2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

The 5th Annual Family Friendly Awards

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2003

The Last Cowboy

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Jacqueline "Jake" Cooper
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2003

Secret Santa

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Rebecca Chandler
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2003

What I Like About YouStream

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Valerie Tyler
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2002

The $treet

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2000
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Beverly Hills, 90210: The Final Goodbye

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2000

The Early Show

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1999

Family Guy

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Kelly
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1999

Family GuyStream

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Kelly
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1999

Telling You

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Amber (uncredited)
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1998

The ViewStream

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1997

My Brother's War

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Mary Fagan Bailey
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1997

Access Hollywood

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1996

An Unfinished Affair

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Sheila Hart
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1996

Power 98

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Sharon Penn
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1996

A Loss of Innocence

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Chelnicia "Chel" Bowen
Movie
1996

Falling for You

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Meg Crane
Movie
1995

Trapped and Deceived

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Laura Mills
Movie
1994

Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg

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Laurie Kellogg
Movie
1994

Without Consent

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Laura Mills
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1994

Without Consent

Executive Producer
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1994

La Estrella, Una Novela de Danielle Steel

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1993

Estrella Solitaria

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1993

Star

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Crystal Wyatt
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1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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1992

Beverly Hills 90210Stream

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Kelly Taylor
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1990

Beverly Hills 90210Stream

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1990

The BFFs of BH

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1990

Just Perfect

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1990

The Joan Rivers ShowStream

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1989

Growing PainsStream

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1985

Entertainment Tonight

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1981

Good Morning America

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1975

Sesame StreetStream

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1969

TodayStream

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1952

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