Former child actress Kristina Yothers was born on May 5, 1973 in Whittier, California. She entered the limelight when she was just three years old through appearing in several TV advertisements. She was seen in commercials of McDonalds, Bell Telephone and Doritos.
Tina Yothers auditioned for the role of Molly Dunlap in the 1983 Golden Globe nominated drama film Shoot the Moon. She got the role and it became her big screen debut. The story was about a husband and a wife who broke up despite having four kids. Molly Dunlap is one of their children.
Shortly after, Tina Yothers landed the role of Jennifer Keaton on NBC's popular sitcom Family Ties. She also appeared as Peggy Breydon on The Cherokee Trail, as Beatrice on Father Murphy, as Sally Dwyer on Domestic Life and as Alice Santini on Crash Course. Her other TV credits include Laker Girls, Your Place…or Mine, Spunk: The Tonya Harding Story and A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester.
In 1988, she was part of the NBC team that competed on The Battle of the Network Stars XIX. In 2001, she participated in an episode of the Weakest Link.
Tina Yothers is one of the alumni on VH1's reality TV series Celebrity Fit Club
: Boot Camp. The show divides the 8 contestants into two groups and the teams are given several physical challenges every week. Each members are also weighed regularly to see if they achieved their target goal weights. A team composed of a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physical trainer oversees the participants. On the fourth season aired in 2006, she was team captain for the Hot Buttered Soul team, which later changed its name to Chili Con Carnie. She lost 42 pounds and set the record for percentage weight loss. However, her team lost to the Fat Crushers team. This is Yothers' second chance in winning the competition.
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