Born January 23, 1974, Tiffani Thiessen (also known by her full name, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen) is best known for her role as Kelly Kapowski on the wildly popular TV series Saved By the Bell. She landed the role at age 15 after she won the Miss Junior America beauty pageant, Teen Magazine‘s Great Model Search and Cover Girl Magazine‘s Model of the Year.
When Saved By the Bell ended, Thiessen showed her range as an actress when she was cast in Beverly Hills, 90210, playing bad girl Valerie Malone.
Thiessen guest-starred in many TV shows before landing her current role in White Collar, a drama on the USA Network.
In June 2010 Thiessen and her husband Brady Smith — who wed in 2005 — welcomed a baby girl, Harper Renn. Before she settled down with Smith, Thiessen dated costar Brian Austin Green and was also engaged to actor Richard Ruccolo.