Best known for her recurring role as Kelly Taylor in the original Beverly Hills, 90210, Jennie Garth grew up in Illinois with six siblings before moving to California with her brother to pursue an acting career.
Garth won a Young Artist Award and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her role in 90210. Her success in the teen soap created opportunities for her within film. Garth starred in several movies in the nineties, including Danielle Steel's Star, Falling For You and An Unfinished Affair.
In 2002, Garth played alongside Amanda Bynes in the sitcom What I Like About You, which aired for four seasons. Garth then went on to star in the television movie The Last Cowboy and Secret Santa.
Garth competed in Dancing With the Stars in 2007 and finished forth. In 2008, she joined the cast of the CW spin-off of 90210, where she played her original character Kelly Taylor.
Garth has been married to Twilight star Peter Facinelli since 2001. Together, couple has three daughters.