Kelly Packard

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Kelly Packard
Kelly Chemane Packard

(1975-01-29) January 29, 1975 (age 48)
Occupation(s)Actress, television personality
Years active1990 - Present
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Darrin Privett
(m. 1997)

Kelly Chemane Packard (born January 29, 1975) [1] is an American actress and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Tiffani Smith on California Dreams and April Giminski on Baywatch , as well as co-hosting Ripley's Believe It or Not! . She also co-hosted the late segment of GSN Live from September 15, 2008 [2] until November 28, 2008.


Packard also guest starred in the television series The Wonder Years , Blossom , Step by Step , Boy Meets World , USA High and The Wild Thornberrys .

As a child, she was also a contestant on the Bob Eubanks' daytime version of Card Sharks , during "Young People's Week". [3]

Personal life

Packard joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a teenager. In 1997, she married and was sealed (an LDS rite) to Darrin Privett, an Emergency Medicine physician. They have four children together – three daughters and one son – Aubrey, Dallin, Halle, and Delaney [4] and live in Newhall, California with their many pets. [5] Packard is an animal lover and a vegetarian. [6] On April 29, 2014, Packard and her family appeared in an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap , in which she switched places with actress Tichina Arnold. [7]



1991 And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird Halloween Kid No. 2
1997 Little Bigfoot Lanya
1998 Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay April Giminski Direct-to-video film
2000Get Your StuffJen
2002The Killing PointLisaDirect-to-video film
2002 Auto Focus Dawson's Blond
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Suzy


1989 Living Dolls DebbieEpisode: "Rick's Model Girlfriend"
1990 The Wonder Years Susan FisherEpisode: "Don't You Know Anything About Women?"
1990–1992 Blossom Kimberly
Episodes: "Pilot" and "Three O'Clock and All Is Hell"
1991–1999 Baywatch Joannie
Beach Girl
Beth Campfield
April Giminski
Guest star in episodes: "The Trophy, Parts I and II", "War of Nerves" and "Trapped Beneath the Sea, Parts I and II" (1991-1995)
Series regular (1997–1999)
1992–1996 California Dreams Tiffani SmithSeries regular
1993 Step by Step MarciaEpisode: "Love, Port Washington Style"
1994–1995 Boy Meets World Tracy
Episodes: "Model Family", "It's a Wonderful Night" and "The Thrilla' in Phila"
1997 USA High Tiffani GleasonEpisode: "Mr. Tiffani"
2001 The Wild Thornberrys Nursery Attendant (voice)Episode: "The Trouble with Darwin"
2002–2003 Ripley's Believe It or Not! HerselfCo-host
2015Stalked by My NeighborLisa MillerTelevision movie
2018Family VanishedLisaTelevision movie

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