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.
For her role on the teen soap, Garth won a 1992 Young Artist Award and was nominated for a 1999 Teen Choice Award. She kicked off her film career ’90s hits, including Danielle Steel’s Star, Falling For You and An Unfinished Affair.
In 2002, Garth starred 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, where she finished in fourth place. In 2008, she joined the cast of the CW spin-off of 90210, where she played her original character Kelly Taylor. In 2019, reunited with costars in 2019 playing a satirical version of herself in BH90210. She remains close with costar Tori Spelling, who hosts the “9021OMG” podcast with her.
The Bad Influence actress wed Daniel B. Clark in 1994, finalizing their divorce in 1996. Garth married Twilight star Peter Facinelli in 2001, with whom she shares three daughters: Luca Bella (born in 1997), Lola Ray (2002) and Fiona Eve (2006). The twosome announced their split in 2012 and finalized their divorce one year later.
Garth married Dave Abrams in 2015. Though he filed for divorce in April 2018, he withdrew his petition the following February.