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Chris Paul got a signed photo of 'Saved By the Bell's Kelly Kapowski for his birthday

Chris Paul got a signed photo of 'Saved By the Bell's Kelly Kapowski for his birthday

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) --Chris Paul shared an Instagram photo of his favorite birthday president, an photo of Kelly Kapowski autographed by Tiffani Thiessen.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Julie Bowen, Valerie Bertinelli, Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short will be among the stars competing on "Hollywood Game Night," NBC said.
Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone marry in Spain

Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone marry in Spain

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. television actress Lindsay Price married "Top Chef Masters" host Curtis Stone during the weekend on the Spanish island of Majorca, People.com reported.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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Latifah, Thiessen bound for 'Dancing'?

Latifah, Thiessen bound for 'Dancing'?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Queen Latifah, Snooki, Tiffani Thiessen and Rob Kardashian are in talks to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, show sources told TMZ.
Skerritt to guest star on 'White Collar'

Skerritt to guest star on 'White Collar'

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Veteran actor Tom Skerritt is to guest star on the second part of Season 3 of the USA Network series "White Collar," TVGuide.com reported Friday.
Tiffani Thiessen gives birth to daughter

Tiffani Thiessen gives birth to daughter

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Tiffani Thiessen's publicist says the television actress gave birth Tuesday in Los Angeles to a daughter she named Harper Renn Smith.
Tiffani Thiessen pregnant with first child

Tiffani Thiessen pregnant with first child

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. television star Tiffani Thiessen is pregnant with her first child, sources told Usmagazine.com.
Thiessen, Garson set to star in USA series

Thiessen, Garson set to star in USA series

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- USA Network announced Thursday it has greenlit "White Collar," a new series starring Tiffani Thiessen and Willie Garson.
Thiessen cast in 'Collar' pilot

Thiessen cast in 'Collar' pilot

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- USA Network says actress Tiffani Thiessen has been cast in its recently green-lit pilot "White Collar."

'90210' star Priestley, wife expecting

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Jason Priestley and his wife, Naomi Lowde, are expecting their first child this summer.

Tiffani Thiessen joins 'What About Brian'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Tiffani Thiessen, best known for "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Saved by the Bell," will join the cast of the ABC drama "What About Brian."

Tiffani Thiessen weds fellow actor

MONTECITO, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Actress Tiffani Thiessen of "Beverly Hills 90210" fame has married fellow actor Brady Smith in Montecito, Calif., E! Online reported Monday.
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Tiffani Thiessen (born Tiffani-Amber Thiessen; January 23, 1974) is an American actress best known for her roles as Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell and as Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills, 90210. She is also known for her role on Fastlane as Wilhelmina 'Billie' Chambers. As of 2009, she plays the role of Elizabeth Burke, in White Collar. After many years of going by her full name, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, she is now credited as simply Tiffani Thiessen.

Thiessen was born in Long Beach, California, the daughter of Robyn, a homemaker, and Frank Thiessen, a park designer and landscape architect. She has two siblings; an older brother named Todd, an actor and avid professional cyclist, and a younger brother named Schuyler. Her father is of German descent and her mother is of Greek, Turkish and Welsh descent. Thiessen told InStyle magazine: "I'm a mutt. I have so much of everything in me, and half of it I don't even know. German on one side, Greek, Turkish and Welsh on the other. My mom is very olive-skinned; I get my blue eyes from my dad." She credits her brother, Todd, as one of her most important sources of inspiration, and her mother and grandmother as role models. She attended Cubberley Elementary and Marshall Junior High School in Long Beach. In 1992, Thiessen graduated as valedictorian at Valley Professional High School in Studio City, Los Angeles, California. Her uncle, Roger Ernest, attended college with Steven Spielberg and co-wrote one of his student films called Slipstream. Her uncle also appeared in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Sugarland Express, playing a police officer in both films. Ernest was the first person to suggest that Thiessen enter show business.

After a childhood of beauty pageants, Thiessen was crowned Miss Junior America in 1987 and a year later won Teen magazine's "Great Model Search" in 1988, by gracing the cover of that issue. At the age of 15, she auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski on the television show Saved by the Bell, which was highly publicized and received a great deal of fanfare from the same magazine that discovered her. In the end, Thiessen's publicity from that magazine had landed her the role. She was nominated for, but did not win, the Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast. She was also nominated in 1989, 1991, and 1992. She continued to play the role of Kelly in the short-lived spin-off Saved by the Bell: The College Years. To broaden her visibility on television, Thiessen began making television appearances with guest starring roles on several television shows and television movies, as well as in film. Including Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992), A Killer Among Friends (1992), Son in Law (1993), and Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994). During her years while on Saved by the Bell, Thiessen was seen in guest roles on Charles in Charge (1990), Married... with Children (1990), The Hogan Family (1990), Step by Step (1992), and The Powers That Be (1992).

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