Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972) is an American television, film, and stage actress. She is known for her roles on the television series Saved by the Bell and the 1995 film Showgirls.
Elizabeth Berkley was born in Fort Durrange, Michigan. She graduated from North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in 1990, after previously having attended Cranbrook-Kingswood High School, a private school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Berkley gained prominence for her role as Jessica "Jessie" Spano in the sitcom Saved by the Bell, whom she played from 1989 to 1992. Her character spoke against the objectification of women and had a pro-feminist bent. Aside from her work on Saved by the Bell, Berkley is best known for playing Nomi Malone, the lead character in the infamous 1995 film Showgirls. The sex and nudity-laden movie, given an NC-17 rating in the United States, was a box office bomb, widely panned by critics, and is generally credited with ruining Berkley's movie career.
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