Jennifer Eve Garth Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 31, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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Jennie Garth is a popular American actress who was born on April 3, 1972, in Urbana. Read on for more!
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About Jennie Garth

Jennifer Eve Garth, popularly known as Jennie Garth was born in Illinois and knew she wanted to be an actress since childhood. 
She worked on honing her acting and dancing skills and was soon picked up by a talent scout. She's best known for her role as Kelly Taylor in 'Beverly Hills 90210' and her role in the ‘What I Like About You’ television series as Valerie Tyler. 
With an acting career spanning more than 30 years, Jennie Garth has played a wide range of lead and supporting roles in many films and sitcoms. She lists the Young Artist Award among her accolades.
When it comes to her personal life, Jennie has been married three times and has three children with her third husband. 
Jennie Garth revealed in 2009 that she has battled with a leaky heart valve and a mitral valve prolapse.
Read on to find out more information about the popular actress.

Jennie Garth's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jennie Garth's net worth?

Jennifer Eve Garth is believed to have a net worth of $8 million.

How much does Jennie Garth earn per year?

Jennie Garth's earnings per year are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jennie Garth?

Jennie Garth is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.

How old is Jennie Garth?

As of 2022, Jennie Garth is 49 years old.

Childhood And Education

Jennie Garth was the youngest of seven children and yet, the only child John and Carolyn Garth had together. She was born in Urbana, Illinois, on April 3, 1972. Jennie spent much of her childhood on a horse ranch in Illinois. From Illinois, the family moved to Arizona when Jennie was 13 years old. She started her Freshman year at Greenway High School and transferred to Apollo High School as a Sophomore.
As a child, she modeled and studied dance. She wanted to be an actress from an early age and worked with a local acting coach, Jean Fowler. A Hollywood scout and manager, Randy James, discovered her at a local talent competition. In her Junior year, Jennie left school and moved to Los Angeles. She got her high school diploma later in California.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jennie Garth’s partner?

In her personal life, Jennie Garth is married to David Abrams. They started dating in 2014 and were married in 2015. The couple separated in 2017 and filed for divorce in April 2018 but reconciled and withdrew their divorce petition in February 2019.
This is her third marriage. She was married to Daniel B. Clark, a musician, for two years from 1994 to 1996, and later to Peter Facinelli from 2001 to 2012. Jennie has three children from her marriage to Peter Facinelli; Luca Bella born in 1997, Lola Ray born in 2002, and Fiona Eve born in 2006.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

Jennie Garth is best known for her role as Kelly Taylor in 'Beverly Hills 90210' and as Val Tyler on the popular sitcom 'What I Like About You'.

Charity Work

Jennie Garth is a supporter of the American Heart Association and a spokeswoman for the organization's Go Red For Women campaign. She won $100,000 on the game show 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?' in 2008 for this charity.
In 2021, she donated her $168,000 winnings on ABC's 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' to the Central Illinois Foodbank in Springfield.
Her business venture, MomGiftBox, shares a part of every sale's proceeds with a charitable organization.

What awards has Jennie Garth won?

Jennie Garth won the Young Artist's award for Best Young Actress Co-Starring In A Television Series in 1992 for her work in 'Beverly Hills 90210'.
She also won the Prism Award for Outstanding Performance In A Miniseries in 2008 for her work in 'Girl, Positive'.

Jennie Garth's Hobbies And Interests

Jennie Garth enjoys dancing and horse riding.

Other Interesting Jennie Garth Facts And Trivia

  • Jennie Garth's zodiac sign is Aries.
  • After growing up on a horse ranch, it isn't surprising to note that Jennie Garth owned a horse ranch in Santa Barbara.
  • Jennie sold her ranch home in Los Angeles for $4.495 million and bought the Pasadena home she currently stays in for $3,325,000.
  • Jennie got her first role a few years after moving to Los Angeles. She played Kelly Taylor in the first 10 seasons of the hit series 'Beverly Hills 90210'. She also directed two episodes of the series. Her work saw her win a Young Artist’s award. Her success opened many doors and she took on lead roles for several TV movies including 'Falling for You', 'My Brother's War', and 'An Unfinished Affair'.
  • In 2002, Jennie signed on as Valerie Tyler in ‘What I Like About You’. She appeared in all four seasons of the show. In 2003, she starred in the Christmas drama ‘Secret Santa’ for which the cast won the CAMIE Award in 2004.
  • A well-established star, Jennie appeared on the fifth season of the hit TV series ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2007. She and her dance partner, Derek Hough, were semi-finalists.
  • In 2008, Jennie brought the character of Kelly Taylor back to screens with an NBC Universal spin-off series '90210'. 
  • Jennie Garth has been in four TV movies, and many television series. She has also lent her voice to an animated series, and made appearances on many game shows and talk shows. In 2014, she starred in a reality TV show chronicling her home renovation. 
  • She has appeared in some commercials as well, including television commercial Keurig Vue beverage brewer and Wen hair-care system, Wish Bone salad dressings, and clothing retailer Old Navy, as well as infomercials for migraines, and publicized RAINN crisis hotline. 
  • Garth collaborated with Dune Jewelry and launched the Travelling Heart Collection in February 2018.
  • As well as modeling and gracing many magazine covers, in 1993, Jennie released a workout video, 'Body In Progress'. 
  • She has eight credits as a producer and one each as a writer and director. She also has two soundtrack credits.
  • Jennie published a memoir with writer Emily Heckman, called ‘Deep Thoughts From A Hollywood Blonde’ in 2014, and started a podcast called '9021OMG' in 2020 with co-star Tori Spelling about their time on the show.
  • Along with being an actress, Jennifer is a businesswoman. In 2017, she launched MomGiftBox, a subscription service where people can pamper their mothers with a curated selection of products by local artisans and small shops.
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Jennifer Eve Garth Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jennifer Garth

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Urbana, Illinois



165 cm

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Child Star?




Net Worth



Dave Abrams


John, Carolyn Garth
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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