About this actor
Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972) is an American television, movie, and theatre actress. Her most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as brainy feminist Jessie Spano, and the 1995 Paul Verhoeven movie Showgirls, as exotic dancer Nomi Malone. Berkley was born and raised in Farmington Hills, a community located among Detroit's affluent northern suburbs in Oakland County. She was born with heterochromia, the condition of differently coloured irises; her right eye is half green and half brown. The other eye is green. She is the daughter of Jere, a gift basket business owner, and Fred Berkley, a lawyer. She graduated in 1990 from North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills after previously having attended the Cranbrook Kingswood School, a private school in Bloomfield Hills. From a young age she danced, and she practiced in a room that her parents arranged for her in the basement of their house. In 1982, at the age of ten, she auditioned for the lead...