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Jennie Garth Biography

Birth Name:
Jennifer Eve Garth
Birth Place:
Urbana, Illinois, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Raised on a 25-acre horse farm in Illinois before moving to Arizona at age 13
  • Spotted by a talent agent at age 15; left school her junior year and moved to Los Angeles, where she started acting classes
  • Met husband Peter Facinelli on the set of the TV movie An Unfinished Affair
  • Named "Best Dressed" by TV Guide in 1996
  • Appeared on season 5 of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Derek Hough
  • Reprised her role of Kelly Taylor on the Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off 90210 in 2008
  • Supports the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)