Shannen Doherty

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Shannen Doherty
Birth name Shannen Maria Doherty
Born April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Notable Roles Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210
Prue Halliwell in Charmed
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Biography

Born in Tennessee, Shannen started her career as a child artist on the show the Little House on the Prairie and later gained much fame when she was cast as Brenda Walsh on the hit series, Beverly Hills, 90210 and immediately became a star. She was best friends with Holly Marie Combs seven years before they worked together on The WB's hit show, Charmed.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Robert Kennedy & His Times Kathleen Kennedy 1985 miniseries
Our House Kris Witherspoon 1986–1988 1 2
Beverly Hills, 90210 Brenda Walsh 1990–1994 1 2 3 4
Charmed Prue Halliwell 1998–2001 1 2 3

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Little House on the Prairie Jenny Wilder 1982–1983 9
North Shore Alexandra Hudson 2004–2005 1
90210 Brenda Walsh 2008–2009 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Father Murphy Drusilla Shannon 1x05 - By the Bear That Bit Me (1) December 1, 1981
Father Murphy Drusilla Shannon 1x06 - By the Bear That Bit Me (2) December 8, 1981
The Phoenix Little Girl 1x02 - One of Them April 2, 1982
Voyagers! Betty Parris 1x04 - Agents of Satan October 31, 1982
Magnum, P.I. Ima Platt 4x08 - A Sense of Debt December 1, 1983
Airwolf Phoebe Danner 1x04 - Bite of the Jackal February 4, 1984
The New Leave It to Beaver Laurie 1x15 - Steppin' Out 1985
Highway to Heaven Shelley Fowler 2x09 - The Secret November 27, 1985
Outlaws (1986) Young Girl 1x01 - Outlaws December 28, 1986
21 Jump Street Janine DeGray 4x12 - Things We Said Today December 18, 1989
Life Goes On Ginny Green 1x12 - Corky's Crush January 14, 1990
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Herself 2x22 - Geek Tragedy April 12, 1992
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host 19x02 - Shannen Doherty/Cypress Hill October 2, 1993
Love, Inc. Denise Johnson 1x01 - Pilot September 22, 2005

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Look Back to Yesterday Jenny Wilder December 12, 1983 Little House on the Prairie
The Last Farewell Jenny Wilder February 6, 1984 Little House on the Prairie
Bless All the Dear Children Jenny Wilder December 17, 1984 Little House on the Prairie
The Other Lover Alison Fielding September 24, 1985 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
Obsessed Lorie Brindel September 27, 1992
Blindfold: Acts of Obsession Madeleine Dalton May 20, 1994
A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story Margaret November 7, 1994
Gone in the Night Cindi Dowaliby February 25, 1996
Friends 'Til the End Heather Romley January 20, 1997
Sleeping with the Devil Rebecca Dubrovich April 22, 1997
The Ticket CeeCee Reicker August 6, 1997
Satan's School for Girls Beth Hammersmith/Karen Oxford March 13, 2000
Another Day Kate December 4, 2001
Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay Lexi Wilcox October 7, 2002
View of Terror Celeste Timmerman February 20, 2003
Category 7: The End of the World Faith Clavell November 6, 2005
Christmas Caper Kate Dove November 25, 2007
Kiss Me Deadly Marta May 2, 2008
The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon Susan Jordan December 20, 2008
Encounter with Danger Lori February 28, 2010
Growing the Big One Emma Silver October 23, 2010
Witchslayer Gretl Gretl February 25, 2012 Syfy Original Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
I'm Telling! Episode 117 January 30, 1988
Maury October 13, 1992
The Rosie O'Donnell Show April 17, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show October 21, 1998
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1103 May 19, 1999
The Rosie O'Donnell Show November 4, 1999
So Graham Norton April 27, 2001
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno December 19, 2001
Revealed with Jules Asner Sarah Michelle Gellar June 12, 2002
Revealed with Jules Asner Alyssa Milano July 1, 2002
V Graham Norton December 27, 2002
The View April 3, 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live April 9, 2003
The View July 7, 2003
The View July 8, 2003
Celebrities Uncensored October 1, 2003
The Sharon Osbourne Show October 31, 2003
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1817 November 7, 2003
Howard Stern November 18, 2003
Celebrities Uncensored March 24, 2004
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest March 31, 2004
Jimmy Kimmel Live March 31, 2004
Celebrity Blackjack Tournament 1, Game 4 July 26, 2004
The Graham Norton Effect July 29, 2004
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Show 208 November 2, 2004

Director

Series Episode Airdate
Charmed 2x22 - Be Careful What You Witch For May 18, 2000
Charmed 3x14 - The Good, the Bad and the Cursed February 15, 2001
Charmed 3x22 - All Hell Breaks Loose May 17, 2001

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(8 Nominations)

Trivia

  • Is of Irish, English, Scottish and Scots-Irish descent
  • Her mother, Rosa owned a beauty parlor and her father, Tom worked as a mortgage consultant at a bank
  • Has an older brother named Sean
  • Moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 7 years old
  • Was briefly engaged to Max Factor heir Dean Jay Factor in 1993
  • Married her first husband, Ashley Hamilton in 1993; they divorced in 1994
  • Married her second husband, Rick Salomon, but the marriage was annulled after nine months
  • Married her third husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko in 2011
  • Was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015; underwent a single mastectomy in 2016; as of 2017, she is in remission
  • Was named the "iconic Hollywood 'bad girl' of the '90s" by People magazine due to her reputation in the media for having bad behavior and getting into conflicts with her TV co-stars.