Shannen Doherty

Actress
A star of the small screen from the time she was 10 years old, actress Shannen Doherty reached stardom at an early age following her four-year stint as Brenda Walsh, a Midwestern girl putting down roots in Beverly ... Read more »
Born: 04/11/1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

FOX's 25th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Shannen Says 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Normal 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burning Palms 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Shelly (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

90210 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scare Tactics 1990 - 1994, 1998 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Beverly Hills 90210 1990 - 1994, 1998 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty 1998 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Charmed 1998 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1990 - 1994, 1998 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Category 7: The End of the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Blackjack 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

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North Shore 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Introducing Graham Norton 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scare Tactics Scare Tac-ular 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Bubblegum Babylon 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Portrait of Murder 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Women of Charmed 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Seventeen: The Faces For Fall 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Striking Poses 1999 (Movie)

Gage Sullivan (Actor)

TV Guide Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

Val Chick No 2 (Actor)

Mallrats 1995 (Movie)

Rene (Actor)

The Mickey Mouse Club 1988 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

90210: Behind the Scenes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Obsessed 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

To Be Free: The National Literacy Honors 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Heathers 1989 (Movie)

Heather Duke (Actor)

ALF Loves a Mystery 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Our House 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985 (Movie)

Maggie Malene (Actor)

Little House: Bless All the Dear Children 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

His and Hers 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Little House: Look Back to Yesterday 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Little House: The Last Farewell 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Little House: A New Beginning 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

Bluebird (Actor)

The Secret of Nimh 1982 (Movie)

of Teresa (Voice)

Almost Dead (TV Show)

Actor

Another Day (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Caper (TV Show)

Actor

Freeze Frame (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 'til the End (TV Show)

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Gary & Mike (TV Show)

Voice

Gone in the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Gretl: Witch Hunter (TV Show)

Actor

Growing the Big One (TV Show)

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Jailbreakers (TV Show)

Actor

Outlaws (TV Show)

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Satan's School For Girls (TV Show)

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Sleeping With the Devil (TV Show)

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The Other Lover (TV Show)

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The Ticket (TV Show)

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View of Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A star of the small screen from the time she was 10 years old, actress Shannen Doherty reached stardom at an early age following her four-year stint as Brenda Walsh, a Midwestern girl putting down roots in Beverly Hills, on the iconic hit series, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990-2000). But it was her behind-the-scenes antics - namely friction with co-stars and a wild party-girl lifestyle that allegedly held up production - that made Doherty a favorite target of the tabloid media. Added to the mix were her numerous on-again, off-again relationships; all of which earned the actress a reputation for being a temperamental diva. Whether real or undeserved, her reputation followed her throughout the years, affecting her status on several television shows, including her next hit, "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), from which she was fired for alleged hostilities with her co-stars. By the time she appeared nude for a third time in the pages of Playboy in 2003 and caused more behind-the-scenes waves on "North Shore" (Fox, 2004-05), Doherty had become something of a pariah in Hollywood, though her innate talent allowed her continue working.

Relationships

Tom Doherty

Father
Suffered a stroke on Christmas Day 2009 Died on Nov. 5, 2010

Rosa Doherty

Mother

Sean Doherty

Brother
Born c. 1967

Dean Factor

Companion
Great-grandson of Max Factor and heir to the Max Factor Cosmetics empire; co-founded Smashbox Studios in 1991 Briefly engaged in 1990 Ended relationship in 1991

Chris Foufas

Companion
Couple exchanged commitment rings in 1991, but ended relationship in 1992

Ashley Hamilton Actor

Husband
Married Sept. 24, 1993, two weeks after meeting Separated after five months Divorced Nov. 7, 1994

Kurt Iswarienko Actor

Husband
Married Oct. 15, 2011 in Malibu, CA

Julian McMahon Actor

Companion
Met in 2001, when he co-starred on her series "Charmed" (The WB) No longer together

Johnny Messner Actor

Companion
Dated in 2002 No longer together

Judd Nelson Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "Blindfold" (1994) No longer together

Rick Salomon Actor

Husband
Married Feb. 3, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV Marriage annulled 2003; Salomon later appeared in 2004 sex tape featuring then-girlfriend Paris Hilton

Rob Weiss Actor

Companion
Began dating c. 1994 Announced engagement in December 1995 Reportedly split in April 1996 Reconciled and re-affirmed engagement in February 1997 Split again in 1998

Milestones

2012

Starred on the WEtv reality series "Shannen Says"

2010

Joined the tenth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" as one of the celebrity contestants

2008

Reprised her role of Brenda Walsh on the "Beverly Hills, 90210" spin-off for The CW drama "90210"

2006

Hosted the Oxygen network's "Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty"

2006

Played herself in several episodes of the popular British sitcom "Bo! In The USA"

2004

Joined the cast of "North Shore" (NBC) playing Nicole Booth's (Brooke Burns) long lost sister, Nicole Booth

2002

Hosted the reality show "Scare Tactics" on the Sci-Fi Channel

2001

Had a cameo role in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

2001

Executive produced and starred in the USA Network movie "Another Day"

1998

Re-teamed with Spelling to play Prue Halliwell, the oldest of three sisters who are witches on The WB series "Charmed"; also directed some episodes; left the series after three years, which again was rumored to be because of on-set friction

1995

Returned to features in Kevin Smith's "Mallrats"

1990

Breakthrough role, playing Brenda Walsh on the Aaron Spelling-produced Fox series "Beverly Hills 90210"; left the show at the end of the fourth season due to reported on-set friction

1989

First major feature film role, "Heathers" co-starring Winona Ryder

1986

Cast as the oldest Witherspoon sibling Kris on the NBC family drama "Our House"

1985

Portrayed Kathleen Kennedy in the CBS miniseries "Robert Kennedy & His Times"

1985

Had a supporting role in the dance movie "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"

1984

Again played Jenny Wilder in the TV-movies "Little House: Bless All The Dear Children" and "Little House: The Last Farewell"

1983

Reprised role of Jenny Wilder in the NBC TV-movie "Little House: Look Back to Yesterday"

1982

Lent her voice to the animated feature "The Secret of NIMH"

1982

Cast in the regular role of Jenny Wilder on the spin-off series "Little House: A New Beginning" (NBC); executive produced by Landon (also wrote and directed some episodes)

1982

Feature film debut, appeared as a Girl Scout in Ron Howard's "Night Shift"

1981

First TV appearence, the NBC drama "Father Murphy"; produced by Michael Landon

Moved to Los Angeles, CA with her family at age six

Raised in Memphis, TN

Bonus Trivia

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Doherty served as the National Youth Ambassador for the American Lung Association, campaigning on the hazards of smoking (1988).

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"Don't judge me for who I am, because everybody makes mistakes." – Doherty to Vanity Fair magazine, November 1993

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Doherty appeared several times, nude, in Playboy magazine. Her first appearance was in December 1993, followed by a spread in March 1994. Doherty was later featured in a 10-page pictorial for the magazine in December 2003.

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In 1997, Doherty underwent court-appointed treatment for anger management issues.

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In December 2000, Doherty was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence; she pleaded no contest in April 2001 and in June was sentenced to three years probation and fined $1500. As part of her plea, Doherty agreed to a series of speaking engagements for teenagers at which she spoke about the dangers of drinking and driving.

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"I don't know it's acceptable to pick on her but it is. It's like, if you haven't spent the day with her, and I know you haven't spent eight years with her, I don't want to hear your opinion." – friend and former "Charmed" co-star Holly Marie Combs on the constant negative portrayal of Doherty, to TV Guide, Sept. 1, 2001

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"When I was nine, my mother developed an excruciating headache and had to be hospitalized – she was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. She came through it but the experience was terrifying. The following year my father had a massive stroke. In a single year I nearly lost both my parents. I felt my classmates couldn't relate to what I was going through, so I closed myself off." – Doherty quoted to Glamour magazine, December 2006

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