Tiffani Thiessen Net Worth

How much is Tiffani Thiessen worth?

Net Worth:$7 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:January 23, 1974 (age 49)
Country:United States of America
5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)

About Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Amber Thiessen is an American actress, director, and producer. She first rose to prominence with her role of Kelly Kaprowski in the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell from 1989 to 1993. Since then, she has starred in many other well-known television series such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Fastlane, What About Brian, and White Collar. Concurrently with these roles, Thiessen has had several roles on television and direct-to-video films such as Son in Law, Love Stinks, The Ladies Man, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, and Cyborg Soldier.

American actress Tiffani Thiessen has an estimated net worth of $7 million dollars, as of 2023. Thiessen starred as Kelly Kapowski on NBC’s Saved by the Bell. As well as Valerie Malone on Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210, and as Lori on Netflix’s Alexa and Katie.

She was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California. Her father, Frank, worked as both a landscape architect and park designer and her mother, Robyn, was a homemaker. She has a brother, Todd, who is also an actor. She attended Cubberley Elementary and Marshal Junior High School. She graduated in 1992 as a valedictorian at the Valley Professional High School.

Throughout the 1980s, during her teenage years, Thiessen began participating in beauty pageants. She was crowned Miss Junior America in 1987 and won several other competitions. The following year, after winning the “Great Model Search”, she graced the cover of her first magazine – Teen magazine. She continued to cover other magazines such as Cover Girl, Young and Modern, Tele Star, and Tele Poche. In 1989, thanks to her charisma and promising acting skills, she was given the role of Kelly Kapwoski in the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell.

Tiffani Thiessen became rich when she began modeling and acting in the late 1980s and early 1990s. 1989 officially marked her television debut as she first appeared in the CBS sitcom as a random character. That year, she also landed the main role in Saved by the Bell that changed her career. She reprised the role of Kelly Kapowski until 1993 and was able to earn enough to live and work as a professional actress. At the same time, she guest-starred in other series such as Married… with Children, Step by Step, and Blossom.

Around that time she also appeared in various other roles in film and in TV movies, as well. Including Son in Law and A Killer Among Friends.

Besides the original sitcom, Tiffani has starred in many other productions related to the CBS sitcom. She worked in both its spin-offs, titled The College Years and The New Class, as well as the films Hawaiian Style and Wedding in Las Vegas. Just a year after Saved by the Bell ended, she landed a leading role in another classic from the 1990s – Beverly Hills, 90210. She played the role of Valerie Malon from 1994 to 1998 for 136 episodes.

Besides acting, Tiffani is known for directing and producing several projects. She made her directing debut back in 2005 when she directed the short drama film Just Pray. After a one-time work as a co-producer in the 1996 television movie Buried Secrets, in 2015, it was announced that Tiffani had signed a million-dollar deal with Cooking Channel for the production of her own television series – Dinner at Tiffani’s. Besides acting in the show, during its entire run (from February 2015 to March 2017), the actress also produced every episode of it.

Thiessen’s Total Net Worth

The television actress became rich after she joined the series Saved by the Bell and, later, Beverly Hills, 90210. The 1990s changed Thiesen’s career and helped her name rise to stardom. During that decade, specifically in 1993, she made her film debut in the comedy Son in Law.

Throughout the next couple of years, she appeared in other well-known films – She Fought Alone, Speedway Junky, Love Stinks. Towards the new decade, she appeared mostly in television series as a guest. She also received offers to have main and recurring roles in the series Fastlane, Good Morning, Miami, and White Collar.

Overall, during her career it is estimated that Tiffani Thiessen has earned $15 million dollars. Her salary from the original series of Saved by the Bell was likely around an inflation adjusted $35-50,000 per episode.

Of her $15 million dollars income, $1-2 million will have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $13.5 million, will have been taxed at around 48% considering the years of her earnings and that Thiesen has been residing in the state of California. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $7.02 million dollars, having paid $6.48 million dollars in taxes.

Fortunately for her, she has likely retained most of that money. She married Brady Smith in 2005 and they have remained together. She has two children and is known to live a balanced and healthy homelife. Tiffani has said, “my whole thing is I try to balance it as much as possible. I love to enjoy food. I’ve always said that if I eat healthy during the week, then I give myself more leeway to have some fun on the weekends. And I stick to the gym. I try to go five to six days a week.”

Considering that she has no history of mental illness, she has not had a problem with alcohol abuse and promotes living a wholesome and healthy lifestyle. That can be extrapolated to her financial life, as well.

Tiffani Thiessen married Brady Smith in 2005 and they remain together. They have two children together, Harper Renn and Holt Fisher Smith. They live in a 1920s compound in Los Angeles. The property was once owned by Hollywood mogul Jack Warner. In her personal life Thiessen has likely spent $1-2 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $600,000, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $800,000. Therefore, it is estimated that Thiesen has a net worth of a rounded up $7 million dollars.


Tiffani Thiessen is now known for being one of the favorite teen actresses from the 1990s. The television star made her acting debut that decade and quickly gained national popularity with her roles in the series Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210. During her nearly four-decades-long career, Tiffani has achieved a lot and has starred in numerous television series and films. Most recently, she became a producer of her own cooking series that was just as successful.

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