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Mark-Paul Gosselaar is an American actor known for his work on the hit teen series Saved by the Bell, and for more recent roles on NYPD Blue and Franklin and Bash.
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Coming from meager beginnings, Gosselaar's lucrative acting career proved straining to his personal life in the mid-'90s. After attempting to gain monetary control over his career, Gosselaar severed ties with his parents in 1996.
That same year, Gosselaar married model Lisa Ann Russell, whom he met on the set of Saved by the Bell in 1993. Russell had a small part on the show, but caught the attention of its leading man. The couple had two children together, son Michael Charles (born in 2004) and daughter Ava Lorenn (born in 2006) before divorcing in 2010, after 14 years of marriage.
In July 2012, a 38-year-old Gosselaar tied the knot with advertising executive Catriona McGinn. Soon after their union, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together—Gosselar's third—in September 2013.
Outside of his acting career, Gosselaar is an accomplished cyclist. At a young age, he raced motocross, but it proved too dangerous a sport and acting contracts did not allow him to continue. He also has a passion for car racing and hockey.
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