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Jennie Garth
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Full Name

Jennifer Eve Garth




April 3, 1972 (age 41)


Urbana, Illinois, U.S.


Actress, director

Years active


Jennie Garth was born in Urbana, Illinois to John and Carolyn Garth, each of whom already had three older children from previous marriages. Garth spent much of her youth on a 25-acre (100,000 m2) horse ranch in Arcola, Illinois. Her family eventually moved to Tuscola, Illinois, and then, when Garth was 13 years old, she and her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. There, she began taking dancing lessons and modeling, which led to her participation in a talent competition, where she was discovered by Hollywood talent scout and manager, Randy James. She attended Greenway High School as a freshman and later transferred to Apollo High School in her sophomore year. Determined to become an actress, she left school during her junior year to work with James in Los Angeles (she would later obtain her high school diploma in California). She began taking acting classes and going to auditions almost daily, and soon landed a role as "Erica McCray" in the NBC television series A Brand New Life (1989–90). 

She is best known for her role in Beverly-Hills 90210. She starred as gorgeous Kelly Taylor

She Play's Valerie Tyler on What I Like About You.