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Shannen Doherty

Actress Shannen Doherty
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Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: Shannen Doherty is a TV and film actress known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in "Beverly Hills, 90210", and as Prue Halliwell in "Charmed".

Doherty was a child actress appearing aged 10 in "Father Murphy" and "Little House on the Prairie". Her first significant film role was in the black comedy "Heathers" (1988) with Winona Ryder before she was cast in the hugely popular "Beverly Hills 90210" in 1990 opposite Jason Priestley for four years. In 1998 she was one of the original cast of the witches TV drama "Charmed".

Doherty's off-set antics have gathered at times almost as much attention as her acting. She left both "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Charmed" under cloud and her lifestyle was frequently depicted in tabloid stories.

From 2015 she has been battling breast cancer, announcing her remission in 2017.

Born: April 12, 1971
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Age: 51 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1993-09-24 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton
  • 1994-04-07 Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton
  • 2011-10-15 "Charmed" TV actress Shannen Doherty (40) weds photographer Kurt Iswarienko (37) in Malibu

Historical Events

  • 1990-10-04 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty
  • 1993-12-16 Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from TV series Beverly Hills 90210
  • 2015-06-19 Actress Shannen Doherty reveals that she has breast cancer

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