Jennie Garth skyrocketed to stardom with her role as Kelly Taylor on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” The show became a ratings juggernaut, lasting 10 seasons, and garnering Garth two Young Artist Award nominations. It remains one of the most successful television series ever produced. Garth reprised her role as Kelly in the CW’s new spin-off series, “90210,” but this time she is all grown up and working as the school guidance counselor at West Beverly High.
Garth also competed on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” in 2007. Her newfound moves and loyal fans made her a crowd favorite and kept her in the competition through the semi-finals. Garth also recently starred opposite Andrea Bowen in Lifetime Network’s “Girl, Positive” which was the network’s highest-rated movie in 2007.
In 2002, Garth made her comedy debut as the straight-laced sister of Amanda Bynes in the WB’s “What I Like About You.” The series concluded in 2006 after a four-season run. In addition, Garth made several appearances alongside Jennifer Connolly, Adam Goldberg and Tom Everett Scott on Fox’s “The $treet,” produced by Darren Starr.
The talent Garth displayed on the iconic “Beverly Hills, 90210” opened up additional professional doors. Garth’s first starring role in a TV movie was “Danielle Steel’s Star,” which launched NBC’s fall 1993 schedule and garnered the highest ratings for a season premiere for NBC since 1989. Later that year Garth starred in and executive produced “Without Consent,” an entertaining and educational telepic for ABC. Garth’s character was a rebellious teen committed to a psychiatric facility by her out-of-touch careerist parents. Based on true accounts, “Without Consent” explored a growing problem in the mental health care system, and aspired to help bring about change by raising public awareness for the issue. The success of this project led to a three-picture deal at ABC for Garth to develop and produce her own projects.
Garth serves as a National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association, working to raise awareness on heart disease and preventive measures to reduce risk factors. Garth contributes her time through numerous national media outlets.
Garth and her husband, actor Peter Facinelli, have three daughters: Luca Bella, Lola Ray and Fiona Eve. The family enjoys spending time at their home in Los Angeles and ranch in Northern California.