Born Shannen Maria Doherty on April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee. Doherty’s mother, Rosa, owned a beauty parlor. Father Tom Doherty worked as a mortgage consultant. The younger of two siblings. In 1978, the family moved to Los Angeles, and Shannen almost instantly caught the acting bug. At the age of nine, she went with a girlfriend to an audition for a children’s theater production of “Snow White.” At age 11, Shannen landed a guest role on the Emmy-nominated television show, Father Murphy. Instead of applying to college, the actress continued working. In 1989, she appeared in her first major motion picture as Heather Duke in the black comedy, Heathers. In 1990, at the age of 19, Doherty landed her breakout television role when she was cast as Brenda Walsh in Aaron Spelling’s new TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210. The show was a smash hit, winning a People’s Choice Award as well as Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. A year later, however, Doherty was back in the spotlight with a new project, the Kevin Smith-directed film, Mallrats. In 2004, Doherty starred as a regular on TV drama, North Shore. The next year, Doherty was cast in the comedy series, Love Inc. In 2008, Doherty agreed to reappear in a remake of the Beverly Hills, 90210spinoff, 90210, for the CW Television Network. She returned as a guest star for six episodes. Projects for 2009 include the TV movies Resistance and Burning Palms (2009).
Height: 5 ft 4 in/163 cm
Weight: 58 kg / 128 pounds
Shoe size: 5.5
Dress size: 8
Bra size: 34C
Measurements: 37-26-36 in/ 94-66-91.5 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Name: Shannen Maria Doherty
Date of Birth: April 12, 1971
Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Place of Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Education: George D. Chamberlain High School
- Vince Neil (1993)
- Dean Factor (1993)
- Judd Nelson (1993)
- Ashley Hamilton (1993-1994)
- Rob Weiss (1994-1998)
- Julian McMahon (2001)
- Rick Salomon (2001-2003)
- Jason Pomeranc (2004)
- Kurt Iswarienko (2008-Present)
Awards and Honors:
- 2000 Saturn Award Best Genre TV Actress, Nominated
- 1999 Saturn Award Best Genre TV Actress, Nominated
- 1992 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series, Nominated
- 1991 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series, Nominated
- 1988 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Series, Nominated
Hobbies and Interests: Play video games, cook food, play the guitar
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Food: Fried steak, potato
Favorite Music: Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Paolo Nutini, Pink Floyd, Sam Smith, and U2
Favorite Perfume: Honeysuckle & White Patchouli
Favorite Book: East of Eden
Favorite Sports: Golf
Favorite TV Show: America’s Next Top Model
- Shannen grew up in Southern Baptist denomination of her mom.
- Shannen was seen nude in Playboy magazine in December 1993. She has also appeared in March 1994, and December 2003.
- Shannen is a registered Republican.
- In 1999, she revealed publicly that she was suffering from bowel condition Crohn’s disease.
- Doherty is an animal rights activist.
- She has a dog named, Leroy.
- Shannen believes that she is a good listener.
- She believes she is still very shy and gets nervous in front of strangers.
- She is little bit superstitious and tries not to sit on the right side of the plane.
- Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is her very close friend.
- Has four horses and three dogs.
- Still owns a percentage of Charmed (1998) even though she left the show.
- Lives on a horse ranch in Ventura County, California
- Suffers from the bowel condition Crohn’s Disease.
- Is allergic to wool and chocolate.
- Close friend of actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
- Hosting her own reality show, Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty (2006).
- Diagnosed with breast cancer.
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