Tiffani Thiessen is a television host and actress born in 1974.
Many people know her as Kelly Kapowski from her time acting in Saved by the Bell, which aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993.
She also acted in Fox’s Beverly Hills, 30210, as Valerie Malone from 1994 to 1998.
She has appeared in other series like What About Brian, which aired on ABC in 2007, Fastlane on Fox, which aired from 2002 to 2003, and White Collar, which aired on USA Network from 2009 to 2014.
The movies she appeared in include; Son in Law, which premiered in 1993, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, which premiered in 2000, Hollywood Ending, which premiered in 2002, and Cyborg Soldier, which aired in 2008.
So why did she drop Amber from her name?
To say she was an icon in the 90s is an understatement.
At the time, she was known as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
Her role as Kapowski in Saved by the Bell made her rise to a household name.
Many people loved her for her sweet and lively traits.
This made her image appear on t-shirts, advertisements, and coffee mugs.
She enjoyed a long successful career in Hollywood from the first time she appeared on screen at 15.
Her roles in White Collar and Beverly Hills, 90210 allowed her to have a lot of fans.
When she decided to drop Amber, many people were puzzled.
Why She Dropped the Name Amber
While appearing as a guest on Two Guys and Girl, the actress showed that she had dropped the name.
The actress started using her new shortened name on Two Guys, which aired on ABC.
She appeared for six episodes.
Her publicist, Elizabeth Much, revealed to Hollywood.com that the actress decided to change her name since she was way past 20 and she was no longer a little girl.
This meant that she did it as Tiffani Thiessen when she returned to the ZIP code.
She Feels New Actors are Better Positioned to Handle Fame and Success
She remembered when she was a teenager when she first appeared in Saved by the Bell in 1989 while discussing the new generation of stars acting.
She felt that the current generation of new actors is at a better time to deal with fame and success than when she started.
She revealed, “Most of these kids are actually older because back then, you actually played your age.
Nowadays, these kids are playing younger than they are, so they probably can handle the pressure of fame probably a lot easier than maybe, say, we did. Not that we didn’t handle it well.
I think I had a family that was very structured and very supportive. But it’s a lot to take in.”
She also noted, “I think the reaction from the reboot of Saved by the Bell has been good.
I definitely think it takes the nostalgic part of the original and really brings in a fresh, new sense of newness really into the show.”