Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar was born on March 1, 1974 in Panorama, California. He was born to Dutch father Hans Gosselaar and Indonesian mother Paula Gosselaar (they are now divorced). He has an older brother Mike and older sisters Linda and Sylvia. In 1989, after a career with small movies and commericals, Gosselaar started in the teen hit Saved by the Bell
. He was romantically linked with his co-star Tiffani-Amber Thiessen who played his girlfriend, Kelly Kapowski, throughout the show's run. After the show ended, he went on to star in the spin-off flop . There he met his now wife Lisa Ann Russell. They married in 1996 in Maui, Hawaii.