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Shannen Doherty

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  • Name : Shannen Maria Doherty
  • Birthday : April 12nd, 1971
  • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Height : 1.55 m
  • Eye colour: Green/grey
  • Hair colour: Deep brown
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Children: -
  • Parents: Tom (estate agent), Rosa (worked in beauty parlor)
  • Siblings: Brother Sean (born 1967)
  • Education: L.A. Baptist Highschool, Le Lycée Francais

Shannen was born in April 12nd, 1971 to baptist parents Tom and Rosa. In 1978, when Shannen was 7, her family moved to L.A and soon after she decided that she wants to be an actor. 3 years later, at the age of 10, she got a part at a series called 'Father Murphy'.

As a child, Shannen was a hard-working school girl who had very good grades and was considered popular, although prefered to hang out in smaller groups.

Soon after that, Michael Landon noticed her role in 'Father Murphy' and decided to cast her as Jenny Wilder in the series 'Little House: A New Beginning'. She later on appeared along side Winona Rider and Sarah Jessica Parker in different roles.

At the age of 19, Shannen got her first 'big gig' as the role of Brenda in the hit TV series 'Beverly Hills 90210, however after 4 years Aaron Spelling had to remove her from the show after a few conflicts with other actors and showing up late to the set. She kept her head low and worked on a few small projects until a new break came along her way the role of Prue Halliwell in the new TV series 'Charmed' along her best friend, Holly Marie Combs. However she left the show after 3 years, to move on to 'bigger and better things', some say it was connected to tension that was going on between her and Alyssa Milano, who plays the role of Phoebe Halliwell, her sister. But none the less, Shannen kept working on severel more productions, amongst them: 'Night Light' and 'The Rendering'.

Shannen was married 2 times (once in Las Vegas) and was engaged a few times also, but none of them seemed to have lasted over a year. We hope that soon she will find her mr. right and they could both ride off to the sunset.


Films and Television:

  • Category 7: The End of the World as Faith Clavell (2005)
  • "Love, Inc." as Denise Johnson (2005)
  • "North Shore" as Alexandra Hudson (2004-2005)
  • Nightlight as Celeste (2003)
  • Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay as Lexi Wilcox (2002)
  • The Rendering as Sarah Reynolds (2002)
  • Another Day as Kate (2001)
  • Satan's School for Girls as Beth Hammersmith/Karen Oxford (2000)
  • Striking Poses as Gage Sullivan (1999)
  • The Ticket as CeeCee Reicker (1997)
  • Nowhere as Valley Chick #2 (1997)
  • Sleeping with the Devil as Rebecca Dubrovich(1997)
  • Friends 'Til the End as Heather Romley (1997)
  • Gone in the Night as Cindi Dowaliby (1996)
  • Mallrats as Rene Mosier (1995)
  • A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story as Margaret (1994)
  • Jailbreakers as Angel Norton (1994)
  • Blindfold: Acts of Obsession as Madeleine Dalton (1994)
  • "Beverly Hills, 90210" as Brenda Walsh (1990-1994)
  • Almost Dead as Doctor Katherine Roshak (1994)
  • "Saturday Night Live" (1993)
  • Obsessed as Lorie Brindel (1992)
  • "The Secret of Lost Creek" as Jennie Fogel (1992)
  • Freeze Frame as Lindsay Scott (1992)
  • Forever Young as Party Girl (1991)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 as Brenda Walsh (1990)
  • "Life Goes On" as Ginny Green (1990)
  • "21 Jump Street" as Janine (1989)
  • Heathers as Heather Duke (1989)
  • "Our House" as Kris Witherspoon (1986-1988)
  • "Outlaws" as Young Girl (1986)
  • Outlaws as Young Girl (1986)
  • "Highway to Heaven" as Shelley Fowler (1985)
  • The Other Lover as Alson Fielding (1985)
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun as Maggie Malene (1985)
  • "Robert Kennedy & His Times" as Kathleen Kennedy (1985)
  • "Airwolf" as Phoebe Danner (1984)
  • Little House: Look Back to Yesterday as Jenny Wilder (1983)
  • "Magnum, P.I." as Ima Platt (1983)
  • "Little House on the Prairie" as Jenny Wilder (1982-1983)
  • "Voyagers!" as Betty Parris (1982)
  • Night Shift as Bluebird (1982)
  • The Secret of NIMH as Teresa (1982)
  • "The Phoenix" as Little Girl (1982)
  • "Father Murphy" as Drusilla Shannon (1981)

Herself filmography:

  • Avid Merrion's XXXmas Special (2005)
  • "The Tony Danza Show" (2005)
  • "The View" (2003 and 2005)
  • Fashion Week Diaries (2005)
  • "Scare Tactics" TV Series (Host) (2003-2004)
  • Shannen Doherty: The E! True Hollywood Story (2003)
  • Beverly Hills 90210: 10-Year High School Reunion (2003)
  • Intimate Portrait: Alyssa Milano (2003)
  • Bubblegum Babylon (2002)
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  • Beverly Hills 90210: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001)
  • Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads (2001)
  • The Women of Charmed (2000)
  • Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party (1999)
  • Celebrity Profile: Alyssa Milano (1999)
  • Seventeen: The Faces for Fall (1998)
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
  • Women and the Pill: The Way It Works (1993)
  • MTV Video Music Awards 1992 (1992)
  • Idols (1991)
  • MTV Video Music Awards 1991 (1991)
  • Circus of the Stars #11 (1986)
  • Circus of the Stars #10 (1985)

Director filmography:

  • "Charmed" (1998) TV Series
  • - episode 2.22 "Be Careful What You Witch For"
  • - episode 3.14 "The Good, the Bad, and the Cursed"
  • - episode 3.22 "All Hell Breaks Loose"

Notable TV Guest Appearances:

  • North Shore" playing "Alexandra Hudson" for 10 episodes (2004-2005)
  • "Love, Inc." playing "Denise Johnson" (2005)
  • "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" playing "Herself" (2004)
  • "The Graham Norton Effect" playing "Herself" (2004)
  • "Celebrity Blackjack" playing "Herself" (2004)
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live" playing "Herself" (2004)
  • "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" playing "Herself" (2004)
  • "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Herself" (2004)


" All my fans tell me what a glamorous life I have, but I tell them how hard I work and how many nights I spend alone with my dogs, eating chicken pot pie in my bedroom. "

" To be a bitch or not to be a bitch, that is the question. "

" Your life changes. Everything has to be done perfectly, and I didn't follow that. I lived my life as if I wasn't in the public eye. I thought, 'I'm young. I have the right to experience new things, and if I want to go to a bar and get drunk, that's my prerogative. "

" Have you ever felt like a phone call that's been disconnected? "

" If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie? "

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