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Many of us grew up watching Tiffani Thiessen in " Saved by the Bell " and " Beverly Hills 90210 " and have followed her career ever since. From her early teen roles to "White Collar" and "Alexa & Katie," audiences have always gravitated toward Thiessen. Now, as the host of "Deliciousness," Thiessen is reaching a whole new audience and having an absolute ball alongside her co-hosts, Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell, and Tim Chantarangsu.
Back for Season 3, "Deliciousness" continues to delight viewers with its hilarious food-related videos and the equally funny reactions of its hosts. The chemistry between Thiessen and her castmates is what makes "Deliciousness" so fun to watch, and it's clear that there's a lot of love among the entire group.
In an exclusive interview with The List, Tiffani Thiessen takes us behind the scenes of the new season of MTV's "Deliciousness," opens up about her roles on "Saved by the Bell" and "Beverly Hills 90210," and reveals what her kids really think about her career.
Working on Deliciousness is a dream job
I'm so excited to talk about "Deliciousness," which is back for Season 3. What are some of the highlights fans can expect from the new season?
A lot more funny content, as usual. The fact that our producers can bring in these videos that are from all over for us to be able to have fun with on the show is pretty genius. It's amazing that we've been doing all these episodes and I still get up there and I laugh. I'm doing it with three very funny people, very charming people. It's a cast that I actually grew and fell in love with pretty instantly, which usually doesn't happen in Hollywood. It really makes it, I have to say, probably the funnest job I've ever had.
You were a teen icon [as Kelly Kapowski in "Saved by the Bell"], and then you've got Angela Kinsey, who is an icon because she's in "The Office," and Kel Mitchell [of "Kenan & Kel"] was also a teen icon. Do you ever bond over the fact that you've all starred in these huge shows that people are still rewatching all the time?
That's funny. I guess we probably should, but we haven't. I was always a fan of "The Office" and had never met Angela. [But I] knew her co-star, Jenna [Fischer], a little bit, her and her husband. So I was super excited to actually get to work with Angela because I knew of her, of course.
And Kel, I had never met through all these years. My daughter had seen his movie. I don't think my son's seen it yet, but [my daughter is] very much a fan of his "Good Burger" movie. But [Kel is] a delight. What a gentleman, what a sweetheart, inside and out. The whole cast [was a delight]. Tim [Chantarangsu was] totally new [to me]. I didn't know anything about him, and we probably clicked the fastest. I adore that guy. He is hilarious, and he truly makes me laugh with anything that comes out of his mouth.
What's it been like filming these new episodes?
The only thing that's not fun is my butt having to stand up there in heels while they get to sit on my comfy couch.
Do you spend a lot of time laughing together?
Yes, very much. We usually [shoot] three to four episodes a day. We roll through these hilariously funny, sometimes gross clips and poke fun at the clips, the people, at ourselves. [We tell] stories that might relate to the clips. That's what it's all about. It's really quite fun.
Returning to Saved by the Bell
The "Ridiculousness" franchise is huge now and just keeps expanding. Are there any areas you'd like to see it expand into? And can you see yourself being a part of it for a long time to come?
Good question. I want to continue doing "Deliciousness" because, like I told you, it's truly one of the funnest jobs I've had in my long career — knock on wood. I'd love to do a lot more, and I know they've got other spinoffs that they have done and are continuing to do. My husband was a huge fan of "Ridiculousness" back in the day. He was very excited that they were actually doing a couple different versions of this show, ours being the first one. It was exciting. ... My daughter loved it. My daughter loves the show.
A lot of us grew up wanting to be you, and you got to reprise your role as Kelly Kapowski in the "Saved by the Bell" reboot . What's it been like playing such an iconic character for such a long time?
It was one of the very first roles that I had done. Of course, I was very young when the show started and became a huge success here in the States. Then when we went [world]wide and went all over, and I think it was in 140 countries or something like that, it is life changing. I was 16 years old, traveling all over Europe with Mark-Paul [Gosselaar], meeting fans and doing press and all that. That's a big deal for a 16-year-old. I experienced a lot of crazy things, a lot of cool things. I have nothing but fond memories of back then. Then to be able to create some new fun with the new spinoff that Tracey [Wigfield] had developed for Peacock was really fun as well, and to be able to work with the guys again.
Do you think we might see you as Kelly again, in the future?
Well, I don't know. They did two seasons of the show. They did not pick up the show anymore. I highly doubt it, unless there's some other form that someone ends up coming up with, but I highly, highly doubt it.
Joining Beverly Hills 90210 was 'a little challenging'
Another huge point in your career was "Beverly Hills 90210." What was it like bouncing from one huge teen show to another?
Pretty crazy. Again, I was coming from a very popular kids' show to a very popular teenage, young adult show. It was an interesting progression in the sense that, as different as the roles were, it was super fun. It was definitely very different. "Saved by the Bell" was a half-hour sitcom. [That's] what they called it. The hours were very different, and I was still doing school at the time for most of the season. I would part-time do school and part-time do the show. Then, by the time I went to "90210," I think I was 20, so older, [and the] content [was] much different, and the show was an hour [long]. The actual hours of work were much longer and much harder. But again, super fun.
I've spoken very publicly [about how] it was definitely a little challenging for me to come on a show that was very well established already and be the new kid. But most of the cast was very open and welcoming. Some weren't as much. But that all turned around and got much better towards the end of the first season. Then I finished off all those years with them, and it was great.
You've had an incredible career so far. You've done so much. Is there anything you haven't done yet that you'd still like to?
I'm always looking for something different in my routine. I like to work and I love working with people. I love being an actor. I just love it. I don't think I could ever give it up. As much as I've developed a whole other side with unscripted, to food and a food career and stuff like that, acting will always be my first love.
Her daughter is a Saved by the Bell fan
Do you have a favorite project that you've acted in so far?
That's so hard. You're going over 30 years of different stuff. That's a super hard one. It's also hard because a lot of these shows or movies or whatever are very big parts of different times in my life — from my teenage years being in "Saved by the Bell," and my young 20s being in "90210," and then it's always progressed, to "White Collar" [and] being able to live in New York. That's a definite top favorite show for me because I got to live in New York City, and I had my first child during that show, and that cast is so wonderful. I'm still very close with a lot of them. But it's hard to pick one because they all have meaning to me for many different reasons and different times in my life.
You mentioned before that your kids are fans of "Deliciousness." Do they watch any of your other shows?
My son, not so much because he's so young still. He just turned seven. But my daughter loves "Deliciousness." [She] has watched every single episode. She's also completely watched, from beginning to end, "Saved by the Bell." She's also watched "Alexa & Katie," which was my last show that I had on Netflix. She's watching all of those episodes. She's not ready for "90210" yet. She probably needs to be a little bit older, but she's getting close.
How does she feel watching you on-screen? Is it strange for her, or does she enjoy it?
I don't know. She hasn't really said. Maybe when she was younger, it was a little different for her, but I think she's so used to it now. She's 12. She's grown up having that idea of what Mom and Dad do for a living. [For] some of these shows, she's actually been on set with me. She was on set during "Alexa & Katie" many days, and she was little when I was doing "White Collar." She's very much a part of it. My son, not as much because he came so much later. Then these last couple years, no one could go on set because of COVID, so it's been a little different.
A second cookbook, and more Deliciousness
Is there anyone you'd like to work with that you haven't had the chance to yet?
There's so many. Again, a hard question. The list is probably huge. There's so many people that I admire and would love to get the chance to work with. And that's not even just actors; that's also directors or writers. There's so many. And on the other side of it, working with chefs that I love. ... I feel like I'm still young, that I should have a big list still. I don't want to pigeonhole myself with just one or two. ... I'm 48, and I don't see hopefully any of this ending anytime soon. I really do enjoy working in all these fields. Even the food field that I've recently got into in the last 10 months, I've enjoyed. I just finished my second cookbook, which will be out next fall. It's been a really nice side career that I've enjoyed making a bigger part of my career.
Is there anything else you want us to know about "Deliciousness" before you go?
Like I said, it's a job that I really, really enjoy, and I love working with the cast and the crew and the producers. It's one of those really fun jobs. I highly recommend [the show] to anybody for the end of the day, sitting back with a glass of wine or a beer. [If you want to] be able to not overthink and watch something funny and giggle, this is the show for you.
Watch the new season of "Deliciousness" on MTV now.
This interview has been edited for clarity.
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Deliciousness is back for a second season!
Hosted by Tiffani Thiessen , the Ridiculousness spinoff -- in which she and panelists Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell and Tim Chantarangsu celebrate the funniest food moments on the internet -- will be back with more episodes. Before the new season drops, Deliciousness returns for another one-week special event on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Ahead of the show's debut in December, Thiessen admitted that she had no choice but to say "yes" to the show. As she told her husband and special ET guest correspondent Brady Smith in a special 1-1, she had a hard time turning down the gig.
"When I got the call about looking into doing this show called Deliciousness , that was a spinoff of one of your favorite shows, Ridiculousness , you said to me, 'You better do this new show or we're getting divorced,'" Thiessen revealed with a laugh.
"I would have never divorced you," quipped Smith, with Thiessen noting, "No, [but] you were like, 'Oh my gosh, babe. You gotta do this show!'"
"And I was like, 'I know this is the show that you love so much.' And then it's basically your favorite show but all food which is so my thing," she added. "So I, of course, had to sign up and it's been one of the best jobs, hands down, that I've had in a very long time."
Thiessen has been a longtime foodie and loves being in the kitchen, cooking for her husband and their two children; daughter Harper and son Holt. Her love of cooking came from when she was a little girl, making meals with her mother.
"I grew up in a family of women who all loved to cook. I was that little girl who wanted to be in the kitchen with my mom and my aunt and my grandmother," she recalled. "All in there having a good time, and when I was old enough, I was invited in to start cooking and now I do all the cooking."
Of course, she herself, has had her own kitchen blunders like in the funny clips viewers see on Deliciousness .
"I've had my fails," she shared. "I've had things that have happened. I've burnt things before, that's normal. I'm not some crazy perfectionist type of person…One time on Dinner at Tiffani 's when the lemon oil had kind of spewed over, I don't know if you were there that day, but I started a fire and I didn't even know it!"
"What I love about Deliciousness , we've got a show that is funny," she noted. "You and I can cuddle up, [have] a little cocktail, laugh our butts off, watch the show."
As she kicked off a new project, she had also wrapped another one. Thiessen reprised her role as Kelly Kapowski on the Saved by the Bell reboot, which premiered in November on Peacock.
"Tracey [Wigfield], who created the show, has done an amazing job. It's funny, it's witty, but it has a ton of heart and the new kids are amazing," she expressed. "They're super, super talented and for me, personally, it was fun to go back and play Kelly and work with Mark-Paul [Gosselaar] and deal with the whole Zack-Kelly thing. It was actually a lot of fun."
Thiessen recalled being 15 years old when the show premiered in 1989. Now, she sees the new generation of actors taking over the series and believes they are at a much better age to handle fame and success than when she started.
"Most of these kids are actually older because back then you actually played your age," she shared. "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."
"I think the reaction from the reboot of Saved by the Bell has been good," the actress noted, adding, "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."
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MTV has ordered Deliciousness , a spinoff of its long-running hit series Ridiculousness that will hosted by Alexa & Katie alumna Tiffani Thiessen .
The author of the Pull Up a Chair cookbook and host of Cooking Channel’s Dinner at Tiffani’s , Thiessen will be joined by panelists including Angela Kinsey ( The Office) , Kel Mitchell ( All That, Kenan & Kel ) and Tim Chantarangsu ( Basic to Bougie ). Deliciousness will kick off with a week-long holiday-themed special event beginning December 14 at 7 p.m. PT/ET. Watch a promo below.
Per MTV: “From food blunders to restaurant fails to kids in the kitchen and more, Deliciousness celebrates our greatest indulgences – food and drink. Helping to satisfy the foodie in all of us, each episode will showcase the internet’s most viral and entertaining videos.”
Ridiculousness returns with 10 new holiday themed episodes beginning at 6 p/m. PT/ET leading into Deliciousness at 7 p.m. PT/ET. Hosted by Rob Dyrdek, Ridiculousness is an Internet video clip show with celebrity guests and co-hosts Sterling “Steelo” Brim and Chanel West Coast.
Thiessen kicked off her acting career with starring roles in two popular high-school series, comedy Saved By the Bell and drama Beverly Hills, 90210. She went on to star on Fox’s Fastlane and USA’s White Collar . She most recently co-starred in Alexa & Katie, which aired for four seasons on Netflix.
Ridiculousness and Deliciousness are produced by Superjacket Productions, a subsidiary of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment, and Gorilla Flicks.
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Tiffani Thiessen Dishes On The New Season Of Deliciousness - Exclusive Interview
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Superfans probably remember Tiffani Thiessen from her time on the massive hit "Saved by the Bell" portraying the now iconic Kelly Kapowski. Who doesn't remember Zack Morris and A.C. Slater pining for her character's affections? But Thiessen has continued to carve out her own niche in media, with roles in "Beverly Hills, 90210" and her own cooking show, "Dinner at Tiffani's." The actress demonstrated delicious no-fuss recipes that were easy to make and a family crowd-pleaser.
Now, the busy star is gearing up for the release of the newest season of MTV's hugely successful "Deliciousness." Thiessen hosts the show along with foodies Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell, and Tim Chantarangsu. The cast shares the internet's most viral and entertaining food videos, from kitchen fails to hilarious food blunders.
In an exclusive interview, Mashed spoke with Thiessen about what viewers can expect from this season of "Deliciousness." She also shared her own cooking mishaps and her go-to recipe for those of us who are in a hurry but still want to enjoy a flavorful meal.
What fans can expect this season on Deliciousness
What can viewers look forward to seeing this season?
[There will be] more amazing clips that will make you laugh, just like they made Angela, Kel, Tim and myself [laugh].
You guys have such great chemistry on the show — what was it like when you all met for the first time?
It's usually never an instant thing with chemistry in Hollywood. I always feel like it takes some time, but this crew was truly instant. Never has that happened to me in my entire career.
What food disappears first on the craft services table?
What's the wildest clip you've seen while hosting "Deliciousness"?
Wow, it's hard to pick just one. The grossest ones are anyone throwing up. The cutest is always any little one doing something with food. But the wildest ... [is] the clips of some people eating crazy weird stuff — for a dare, usually.
Thiessen reveals her cooking mistakes and her go-to fast food order
Have you had any of your own mishaps while in the kitchen?
I did start a small oil fire once on my show "Dinner at Tiffani's." That was ... exciting. Ha!
How have your Southern California roots influenced your own cooking style?
Being a sixth-generation Cali girl has really given me my deepest roots, but it truly was my travels all over the world that has shaped my cooking style the most. Being able to experience different cuisines and regions from all over has allowed me to be experimental in all types of flavors and styles.
Who is the one chef you'd want to cook you dinner?
Andrew Zimmern .
What's one ingredient you could never live without?
Good quality olive oil.
When you're busy, what is your go-to fast food order, and at which restaurant?
It's a tie — pizza and salads at Pizzana and salads at Sweetgreen.
Can you recommend any delicious and easy recipes for busy parents?
My homemade granola recipe that includes dried cherries, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
When talking about your cookbook, "Pull Up A Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours," Vanessa Lachey said that you always make everyone feel welcome. Do you think making a home-cooked meal is a way of welcoming people into your home?
I have always said food brings people together. Sitting around a table "breaking bread," per se, does exactly that. It's a way to connect with the people you care about.
MTV's " Deliciousness " is back for Season 3 on Monday, August 15. Tiffani Thiessen's cookbook "Pull Up A Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours" is available on Amazon .
This interview was edited for clarity.
Tiffani Thiessen Dishes on Her New ‘Deliciousness’ Hosting Gig on MTV
What do you get when you combine a collection of viral videos involving food, a collection of funny foodies and a beloved television staple? The recipe for Deliciousness, the upcoming spinoff of MTV’s Ridiculousness .
Tiffani Thiessen , fresh off her Saved by the Bell reunion on Peacock, hosts the festive clip series. She is joined by panelists Angela Kinsey ( The Office ), Kel Mitchell ( All That , Kenan & Kel ) and Tim Chantarangsu ( Basic to Bougie ). Thiessen certainly has the credentials for the job, as she’s written a cookbook and hosted Dinner at Tiffani’s on the Cooking Channel for three seasons.
Here she chats about how Deliciousness will feed your appetite for holiday laughs. Plus, we make room to talk about the experience of bringing Kelly Kapowski back to Bayside.
How did Deliciousness end up on your plate?
Tiffani Thiessen: I was actually doing Alexa & Katie when I got a call asking to meet with MTV. They were looking to do a food-related spinoff of their big show Ridiculousness . My husband loves that show and watches it religiously. Knowing food is a big part of my life, they asked me to host it. We have had so much fun making it. We started with two episodes, and from what I was told, it tested so well they wanted to turn around an entire season they could premiere for the holidays, which is perfect to do right now with everyone at home.
When was filming?
We just finished around two weeks ago. They have been banging out the editing like crazy. I shot the first two episodes in August, early September. I was actually just finishing my couple of episodes of Saved By the Bell and went into this. They turned it around and picked it up for the full season.
How is filming under these unique circumstances?
It has been different. Not so much for Deliciousness because it’s not an acting show where you have to be super close with other actors. It’s much more separated. That one felt more normal than anything. My first show back during the pandemic was Saved by the Bell . It was odd at first. At the same time, it was really great to go back to work. There was definitely some anxiety going in. Saved by the Bell was really one of the first shows back. A lot of eyes were on our production to see how we did it. Knock on wood, not one person got sick. We were tested everyday with all the strict protocols.
What fed your love of viral videos?
I remember when I first started dating my husband we made it a thing to sit down on the couch and watch America’s Funniest Home Videos . I think this year out of all years we want the ease of watching something and not having to overthink it…It’s nice to have something to take your mind off the to-do list you constantly have. Monday I’m going to put the kids to bed and snuggle with my husband on the couch and giggle.
There is a fun dynamic between you and the panelists. Did you enjoy working with them?
If you are a fan of The Office , you will love Angela. She has a food element in her life. Her husband is a big chef and baker. They have a cute YouTube show that has become popular. Everyone knows Kel. Really funny guy, also in the food world. Tim Chantarangsu was new to me. I didn’t know who he was. He has a huge following in the food world. He is just a smart, funny guy. I almost felt guilty taking the paycheck. We literally chuckled as we watched these clips mostly for the first time just like the audience is. We had a good time.
Tell me about a time where you wished you had a camera to document a scene at your house during the holidays.
It was Thanksgiving probably 15 years ago. I just moved into the house I’m in now. Kitchen was old and nothing worked. I had to put on Thanksgiving for my entire family. I remembered my neighbor was out of town, but I asked to borrow her kitchen. I had to go back and forth from our house to their house using their kitchen. It was nuts. I pulled it off. I’m sure I said some, we’ll say, nice words quite a few times throughout the day.
What are your favorite types of clips the audience will see?
Because I’m a mother, I respond to the kids. The videos of the kids trying to swallow something their parents made, but it’s not tasting so great and their gag reflexes are getting the best of them, I can watch over and over again. There is a little girl on the trailer who tries probably seven times to swallow what she has in her mouth, but she keeps gagging. She finally gets it down and is so proud of herself. She is my spirit animal. I love her.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski — (Photo by: Trae Patton/Peacock)
People crave comfort TV and nostalgia right now, which the new Saved By the Bell provides. What was it like to step back into your famed role and reconnect with the gang?
There seems to be a lot of reboots happening the last few years. I definitely can say this one hits a good mark. Creator Tracey Wigfield did an amazing job giving you enough nostalgia to please the older fans and doing a great job introducing these new kids. They are so unbelievably funny and charming. Mark-Paul [Gosselaar] and I are only in three episodes. We were doing other things at the time, but the show is very funny and witty. I’m glad people are liking it.
When you come to sets and people know how much you love to cook, do you bring anything?
On Deliciousness , we have a debate about cheesecake, whether it’s a pie or cake. I actually bring my famous cream cheese pie. The recipe is in my cookbook, and I bring one to set. It made everyone very happy.
Deliciousness premieres a week of episodes starting December 14, 7/6c, MTV
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MTV ’s “Deliciousness,” a spinoff of “ Ridiculousness ” hosted by Tiffani Thiessen , features the internet’s most viral food videos and Variety has obtained an exclusive clip of two segments, “BBQ AF” and “31 Feelings” about barbecue and ice cream.
The clip shows Thiessen and the panelists reacting to barbecue fails, such as a possum family living in a grill and a viral video of a grill cook complaining about how there’s no cheese at any of the functions he attends. Meanwhile, the ice cream segment highlights our love for the dessert, featuring entertaining clips of a child’s elation when they try ice cream for the first time and misery when they drop a cone, as well as the lengths one will go to catch an ice cream truck.
The series, which features panelists Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell and Tim Chantarangsu, debuted Monday to positive ratings and will continue airing its holiday-themed kickoff week through Dec. 18.
The show builds on the popularity of “Ridiculousness” hosted by Rob Dyrdek, which remains popular on MTV nearly 10 years into its run. “Ridiculousness” serves as the lead in to “Deliciousness,” with both strip shows airing outside primetime on MTV while managing solid ratings. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, plans are in the works to possibly expand the franchise further with other themed shows.
“Ridiculousness” and “Deliciousness” are produced by Superjacket Productions, a subsidiary of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment, and Gorilla Flicks.
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Tiffani Thiessen On MTV's 'Deliciousness': 'It's Mind-Blowing What People Are Doing'
March 22, 2021 / 2:48 PM EDT / CBS Detroit
(CBS Local)-- Tiffani Thiessen has been entertaining America since she was a teenager and MTV's "Deliciousness" combines everything she loves to do. Thiessen along with Kel Mitchell, Angela Kinsey and Tim Chantarangsu serve up funny clips featuring everything from food fails to barbeque disasters and comfort food cravings.
Season two of the spinoff of MTV's "Ridiculousness" begins tonight and CBS Local caught up with Thiessen to discuss what this experience has been like for her, why the show works and thriving in Hollywood for decades.
"It's been such a great job. I feel guilty sometimes taking a paycheck because I actually have a lot of fun on this show," said Thiessen, in an interview with CBS Local's DJ Sixsmith. "It's just one of those shows that doesn't feel like work and that's the best. My husband was a huge fan of Ridiculousness, so this is sort of a spinoff of that show. It's all food-based and that's very much up my alley. If people know my past, I'm very much in that food world. It's fun and I stand up there and laugh at some of the stuff that gets put up there on the show."
Thiessen first made a name for herself in Hollywood as Kelly Kapowski in "Saved By The Bell" and has also carved out a niche for herself in the culinary world with a cookbook, a cooking show and now "Deliciousness." Thiessen is blown away by how ridiculous the clips are on the MTV show.
"The food fails I'm more understanding of because it has happened to all of us," said Thiessen. "We have had a dish fall out of our hands or you forgot that something was in the oven and you burnt it. It's some of the other things that I am sometimes shocked by when I see them. That one it's being filmed and two that it's a dare or something. It's mind-blowing sometimes what people are doing. We actually don't watch the videos. I look at my cues and lines and intros, but all of us have done it where we don't like to watch the videos. We want it to be real and for you guys to see the real reaction. It's super fun and it's been a blast. It's been such a dream job."
While Thiessen has been an actor for decades, it's only recently that the public has learned about her passion for cooking. In fact, her love for the culinary world is something that has been in her life for a long time. While Thiessen is excited about the work she's doing now on "Deliciousness," she's proud of the career she's built over several decades.
"I love what I do and I've continued to have a passion to be in it," said Thiessen. "I've also really tried to open my eyes to other things like being able to open myself up in the food world. 30 years ago, that was never really an option. That's been really fun. I feel extremely blessed and fortunate that I've been able to stay in this business as long as I have. I'm no spring chicken, but I do still have that drive."
Watch " Deliciousness " tonight on MTV.
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MTV Spins Off ‘Ridiculousness’ With Food-Themed Series ‘Deliciousness’ Hosted by Tiffani Thiessen
Because they rhyme, we guess
MTV is spinning off “Ridiculousness” with a food-themed clip show titled “Deliciousness,” which will be hosted by “Saved by the Bell” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Tiffani Thiessen.
In addition to her acting career, the former Tiffani Amber Thiessen is also the author of cookbook “Pull Up a Chair” and the host of the Cooking Channel series “Dinner at Tiffani’s.” So yes, we’d say she’s as qualified as any to host a TV show mocking your home kitchen fails.
Joining Thiessen on the “Deliciousness” dais will be panelists including Angela Kinsey (“The Office”), Kel Mitchell (“All That,” “Kenan & Kel”) and Tim Chantarangsu (“Basic to Bougie”).
“Deliciousness” will kick off with a one-week holiday-themed special event that runs from Dec. 14 through Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
“From food blunders to restaurant fails to kids in the kitchen and more, ‘Deliciousness’ celebrates our greatest indulgences — food and drink,” according to MTV’s official description. “Helping to satisfy the foodie in all of us, each episode will showcase the internet’s most viral and entertaining videos.”
Get a sneak peek of what that entails via the video teaser above.
Internet video clip show “Ridiculousness,” which is hosted by Rob Dyrdek, will serve as the lead-in to “Deliciousness.” Together they’ll make up the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. block.
“Ridiculousness” and “Deliciousness” are both produced by Superjacket Productions, a subsidiary of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment, and Gorilla Flicks.
On “Ridiculousness,” Dyrdek, his celebrity guests and co-hosts Sterling “Steelo” Brim and Chanel West Coast yuck it up at all of YouTube’s, well, ridiculousness.
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Tiffani Thiessen Drops Her Skin-Care Routine
By Perrie Samotin
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“I was taught very early on that as soon as I was done shooting, you wash your face.” This is one of the first things Tiffani Thiessen tells me when I ask her, over Zoom, whether growing up squarely in the spotlight for over three decades gave her an accelerated awareness of her skin—an invaluable asset to any actress. If you remove the part about the cameras, though, you’ll see that Thiessen— who has starred in several iconic television series including Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210 , and now hosts MTV’s food-based comedy clip show Deliciousness , which is currently in its second season—has a remarkably relatable approach to skin care.
“How I treat my skin depends on the stages I’ve been in,” she says. “As a teenager I would get a breakout and I’d be self-conscious. In my 20s I didn’t have to worry about wrinkle cream and all the things I use now at 47, so there’s been different ways of looking at skin care.”
Also relatable: her admission that, as a working mom of two, she finds there often just aren’t enough hours in the day for tending to her skin. “Some days are harder than others to spend that extra 20 minutes at night when you’re exhausted and all you want to do is just crawl into bed and not do the nine steps.”
Like many nonfamous people, I’m deeply fascinated by women who have spent their lives making a living successfully entertaining others, a career choice that invariably lends itself to never-ending scrutiny by an entitled public. When I ask Thiessen about whether she was pressured to change her look over the years, she was quick to say it wasn’t her face that was picked apart.
“It was my weight. It was always my weight, always my body,” she says. “I fluctuated a ton, from an adolescent to becoming a young adult and, you know, I still fluctuate after having children.”
Whether she realized it or not, Thiessen shared a story that, I imagine, succinctly sums up being a woman in Hollywood. In addition to trying crash diets when she was younger, she told me, she once was very close to getting a TV role after having her daughter. “I was one of those girls that didn’t lose weight nursing. I actually kept it on. For whatever reason, my body needed the extra fat.” She says she was told that before shooting started, she’d need to lose 30 pounds. “I literally said to my agent, ‘I don’t know if that’s possible because I’m nursing and I’m not going to go on a crazy diet and lose my supply for my little girl.’”
She ended up not getting the role, and while she says she’ll never know if that was the reason, the same standard apparently didn’t apply to her would-be leading man. “The funny thing is that the guy who I’d be playing opposite—and I’m not going to name names—but he was like 50 pounds overweight.”
As for her general philosophy on aging, Thiessen tries to embrace it gracefully. “It depends on the day,” she says. “There are moments when I look at old pictures, then I look at myself now and I’m like, ‘Oh, wow. I’ve got wrinkles, but I’ve lived such an amazing life.’”
For now she’s perfectly happy relying on an arsenal of key products proven to work for her and shies away from those that use needles, given her super-sensitive skin—if something goes wrong, a working actor doesn’t have the luxury of time to fix it. “That scares me more than my lines,” she says. “But this could be a whole different conversation when I’m 57.”
As the actress and host—also an accomplished cookbook author—elaborated on the rest of her skin-care routine over Zoom, it was hard not to think of the word relatable again. From the cult-favorite micellar water used with drugstore cotton pads to the affordable facial steamer, and a curiosity about beauty-specific CBD, Tiffani Thiessen’s go-to products are accessible and, clearly, effective.
My makeup removers
My routine is a little longer at night just because I’m usually taking off everything from work if I’ve got a full-makeup thing happening. I’ve been using Simple wipes for sensitive skin. They’re super cheap and you can get them anywhere. They take off a lot of the heavy stuff first. That’s what I start with. And then I use a scrub from my facialist Christina Radu ; she’s kind of big here in Los Angeles. I’ve been using it for so long and it’s hard for me to find something else that actually works. I just love the way it makes me feel—so clean—and it takes off all the extra makeup. I use it with warm water. [ Editor’s note: Radu’s scrub is only available for purchase in-office. ]
Simple Kind to Skin Facial Wipes
My facial steamer
After I wash my face, I try to use this Microderm steamer for about 10 minutes—I love this thing. It’s like steaming your face over a pot of hot water, but you sit right in front of it and it’s almost like a mini facial. It’s also putting a lot of moisture back into my skin if I’m on stages or sets, which are so drying because the air conditioning is running like crazy and it’s super cold.
Microderm Glo Facial Steamer SPA+
My micellar water
Bioderma is great. It’s not expensive and it easily takes off that little bit of sweat or anything else that comes out from the steam. I use this last, and most of the time I’ll see something on the pad, which is crazy because, as clean as I thought I was going to be after all the other steps, Bioderma still gets more off. I use it with drugstore cotton pads.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Cleansing Water
Cliganic Premium Cotton Rounds for Face
My face oils
Then I go between two different oils. If my face is extremely stressed, I use this CBD oil on my face that I actually really like and hasn’t made me break out. It’s one of the newer products I’ve experimented with. It’s called Equilibria, and Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla [of The Little Market ] sent it to me. On days when my skin’s doing great, I’ll use Rodial’s lifting oil. They have great stuff; I love their makeup too.
Equilibria Daily Treatment Oil
Rodial Pink Diamond Oil
I really believe in SPF but didn’t worry about it as much when I was a kid. I grew up in California, and we were at the beach almost every weekend. I was the girl whose mother and grandmother were using baby oil to suntan. Now I’ve become very strict about sunscreen, making sure I use it all the time and wearing hats when I go hiking because I always try to protect my face. I do love laying out, and I love the beach, but I’m responsible when it comes to the sun.
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There are two sunscreens I use. One is a cream, also by Rodial—I’m obsessed with their whole vitamin C line. It’s an SPF 30. If I’m feeling too sweaty and there’s already so much on my face, there’s a really good SPF by Coola that’s a mattifying mist. It’s really nice and goes over makeup.
Rodial Vitamin C SPF Moisturizer
COOLA Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
My lip balm
A lip balm that I absolutely love is by Smith & Cult. It’s another CBD product—I’ve really gotten into the CBD thing as far as beauty. They make ones with color that I use during the day—they’re glossy, and they’re really nice on your lips, and I’m kind of obsessed. I have almost every color.
Smith & Cult Locked & Lit CBD Lip Balm
Smith & Cult
My new gadget
Honestly, I don’t have a lot of gadgets besides the steamer, but I did get these new ice rollers that I love. I use it before I put my makeup on, and oh, my gosh, they really make a difference. It feels like someone’s literally massaging your face with a cool little ice cube.
Kitsch Ice Roller
Esarora Ice Roller
This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.
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Tiffani Thiessen Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Facts
Tiffani Thiessen is a renowned American actress best known for playing the roles of Kelly Kapowski on NBC’s Saved by the Bell (1989–93) as well as Valerie Malone on Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994–98). These two series brought her a huge amount of fame and wealth that eventually helped her forge a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her other prominent credits include Lori on Netflix’s Alexa & Katie, Elizabeth Burke on USA Network’s White Collar, and Kelly Kapowski Morris in the Peacock sitcom Saved by the Bell. In 2020, she was cast in the MTV comedy clip show Deliciousness, which is a spinoff of Ridiculousness. So, who is Tiffani Thiessen? Here’s everything we know about the actress.
- 1 Tiffani Thiessen Biography
- 3 Education
- 4 Tiffani Thiessen Personal Life
- 5 Physical Statistics
- 6 Professional Statistics
- 7 Tiffani Thiessen Net Worth
- 8 Tiffani Thiessen Facts
Tiffani Thiessen Biography
Tiffani Thiessen was born on the 23rd of January 1974, in Long Beach, California, United States of America. She is currently 50 years old.
- Father – Frank Thiessen (Landscape Architect)
- Mother – Robyn (née Ernest) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Todd Thiessen
Thiessen 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.
Tiffani Thiessen Personal Life
Tiffani married actor Brady Smith on July 9, 2005, and they have two children, one daughter Harper (born 2010), and one son Holt (born 2015).
Before her marriage to Brady, Tiffani dated her co-star Brian Austin Green from 1992 to 1995. Later she dated actor David Strickland and then dated actor Richard Ruccolo whom she met on the sets of ‘Two Guys and a Girl’ and got engaged to him in 2001. However, the couple broke up in 2003.
In 1993, she made her theatrical film debut in the film Son in Law as Tracy.
She is famous for her films like Son in Law (1993), Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000), Hollywood Ending (2002), and Cyborg Soldier (2008).
Tiffani Thiessen first appeared in an episode of a television series, Live-In titled “Mommy and Me and Au Pair Make Three”. She then starred in a leading role in the TV series, “Saved by the Bell” as Kelly Kapowski from 1989 to 1993.
Thiessen has also starred in other TV series such as Fox’s Fastlane (2002–03), ABC’s What About Brian (2007), USA Network’s White Collar (2009–14), Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2012 – present) and Dinner at Tiffani’s (2015 – present).
Tiffani Thiessen Net Worth
As of 2024, Tiffani Thiessen has a net worth of $10 million US dollars. That money comes from television appearances, films, brand endorsements, and other activities. She lives with her family in her Los Angeles home, valued at $5 million, which features all the bells and whistles.
Tiffani Thiessen Facts
She began her showbiz career at an early age.
Tiffani was only eight when she was offered a commercial. She had also contested in various beauty pageants.
Thiessen was a teen idol during the 1990s, starting from her role as cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell and then playing bad girl Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210.
In 1988, she went on to win Teen Magazine’s ‘Great Model Search’ and in the following year Cover Girl Magazine’s ‘Model of the Year’.
In 2015, Thiessen started hosting her own cooking show on Cooking Channel called “Dinner at Tiffani’s”.
She has four dogs named Buck, Pearl, Bo, and Penny; a cat named Savannah; a hen named Ruby; and four chickens named Anna, Elsa, Mable, and Sugar.
Tiffani played Lori Mendoza, mother of the Mendoza family in the Netflix sitcom Alexa & Katie, starring Paris Berelc and Isabel May. She appeared in three seasons of the series which ended its run on June 13, 2020.
In 2020, she began hosting the MTV comedy clip show Deliciousness, a spinoff of that network’s previous program, Ridiculousness
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Tiffani Thiessen’s on-screen charisma has been gaining her fans since she starred as Kelly Kapowski in the cult classic television series Saved By the Bell and Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills, 90210 . Today, she is the dazzling host of MTV’s newest hit series Deliciousness , which celebrates the best and funniest moments from cooking on the internet, from home cooking disasters to barbecue fails. The show has been a massive hit – see Variety report on how it brought in a major ratings and viewership boost for the network, and was recently renewed for a huge 3rd season order of 30 episodes.
Her first cookbook, Pull Up a Chair , was published by Houghton Mifflin in October 2018, leading to a national press tour with dozens of stops, from appearances on t he Today Show , Good Morning America, and Rachael Ray to book signings across the coast.
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