Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Shannen Doherty

Name: Shannen Doherty
Birth Name: Shannen Maria Doherty
Height: 5' 3"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: April 12, 1971
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Profession: actress
Husband/Wife: Rick Salomon (entrepreneur; married in January 2002; marriage annulled in 2003), Ashley Hamilton (actor; born on September 30, 1974; only son of actor George Hamilton; married on September 24, 1993; filed for divorce in April 1994)
Relationship: Andrew Levitas (actor; born on September 4, 1977; dated in 2004), Rob Weiss (actor; met in 1994; announced engagement in December 1995; reportedly separated in April 1996), Judd Nelson (actor; born on November 28, 1959; engaged in 1994, never married)
Father: Tom Doherty (work at a bank)
Mother: Rosa Doherty (owner of a beauty parlor)
Brother: Sean Doherty (born in 1967)
Claim to fame: as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills 90210 (1990)

Known for portraying conniving TV vixens, dark-haired actress Shannen Doherty started her career at age ten after moving to Los Angeles with her family. When Michael Landon saw her guest-starring appearance on the TV drama Father Murphy, he cast her as Jenny Wilder for the 1982 season of Little House on the Prairie. In 1985, she played bratty little sister Maggie in the teen movie Girls Just Want to Have Fun with Sarah Jessica Parker. She continued playing a bratty kid in the TV drama Our House as Wilford Brimley's granddaughter Kris before graduating to bratty teenager in the supreme black comedy Heathers with Winona Ryder. But her most recognizable role came in 1990 with Aaron Spelling's FOX series Beverly Hills 90210. As the twin sister of Jason Priestley's Brandon Walsh, the character of Brenda Walsh became one of television's meanest teenagers. She left the show in 1994 in a much-publicized huff due to some disagreements, causing the producers to digitally remove her from episodes and promotional materials. For the rest of the '90s, she appeared in forgettable films and horrible made-for-TV movies, but somehow remained in public view due to her frequent arrests, cameo appearances, turbulent romantic life, and tendency to get into fights with celebrities. In 1998, she found a place for herself as the witch Prue Halliwell on the TV series Charmed, with fellow grown-up child stars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs as her witch sisters. Several TV movies followed, including Satan's School for Girls and Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay. In 2003, she hosted the reality-based program Scare Tactics and starred in the made-for-TV thriller Nightlight. Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

2005 Category 7: The End of the World
2003 Scare Tactics [TV Series]
2003 Beverly Hills 90210: Ten Year High School Reunion
2002 The Rendering
2002 Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay
2001 Another Day
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2000 Satan's School for Girls
1998 Charmed [TV Series]
1998 Striking Poses
1998 Charmed: Season 01
1995 Mallrats
1994 A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story
1994 The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
1994 Almost Dead
1994 Blindfold: Acts of Obsession
1994 Jailbreakers
1993 Beverly Hills 90210: The Graduation
1993 Saturday Night Live: Shannen Doherty
1992 Obsessed
1992 Freeze Frame
1990 Beverly Hills 90210: Pilot
1990 Beverly Hills 90210 [TV Series]
1989 Heathers
1986 Outlaws
1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1985 The Other Lover
1984 Little House on the Prairie: Bless All the Dear Children
1982 The Secret of NIMH
1982 Little House on the Prairie: Season 09
1982 Night Shift

Executive Producer
2001 Another Day

  • Was reduced to tears after seeing Star magazine cover declaring she'd had drastic plastic surgery, and is planning to sue the magazine. (August 1, 2006)
  • Shed tears at the Television Critic Association's press event in Pasadena, Calif., as she talked about her past bad behavior. (July 14, 2006)
  • Filled-in as a co-host on talk show The View on July 31 and August1 2006
  • Was as furious when she found out her former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Tori Spelling made fun of her on her new TV show So NoTORIous. (June 5, 2006)
  • Was bruised and cut on her thigh during a Pacific Coast Highway crash that sent another motorist to the hospital. (February 15, 2006)
  • Was dropped from the cast of UPN`s new sitcom Love, Inc. after failing to impress preview audiences. (May 28, 2005)
  • Has reportedly reconciled with her estranged husband Rick Solomon after the pair separated following the revelation of his porn tape with Paris Hilton. However, a representative for Doherty denies they're dating again. (December 16, 2003)
  • Doherty has put her wild history behind her but says she regrets nothing. (April 23, 2003)
  • Was arrested after she was pulled over for allegedly weaving across a Southern California highway.
  • Is greatly amused by reports about her recent wedding - because journalists have got the wrong man. (2003)
  • Her former Charmed co-stars are amazed at their one- time pal's unfriendly behaviour. Shannen was famously booted off the show when her diva-like antics became too difficult to handle, and she has not been shy about slamming Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs, who played her magical sisters.
  • At the end of Season three of CHARMED (1998), Doherty quit. At the same time WB announced they will pick up Charmed for the next three years
  • When Rene (Shannen Doherty) runs to tell Jay and Silent Bob that Brodie and T.S. are being arrested, Ethan Suplee (Willam) ad-libs, Brenda? - a joke reference to Doherty's character on BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (1990), (MALLRATS (1995))
  • Doherty is leaving her husband just nine months after their wedding, ending her union with internet gambling site owner Rick Solomon because she's less than impressed with his recent behavior – a friend of hers says Rick's been sober 18 months, but twice in the past month, he's just gone off - once to Vegas - and disappeared. (October 24, 2002(
  • Just completed her first season as host of SciFi's hidden camera show Scare Tatics. (October 2003)
  • Likes to tease the boys once in awhile with a partial Playboy spread. And she's fun to read about.
  • When Shannen was released from her role in the FOX series Beverly Hills: 90210, producers digitally removed her from the next-to-last episode. It was quite a smack in the face to Shannen since the show was a retrospective and included every actor in the show's history.
  • Attended court appointed anger-management counseling after she slammed a beer bottle through someone's car window during an argument.
  • Appeared nude in Playboy in 2003.
  • Was removed from the teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) at end of 4th season (March 1994). According to producer Aaron Spelling because of constant conflicts with other cast members and repeatedly late appearances on the set.
  • Infuriated William Friedkin when she failed to turn up for the first day of shooting JAILBREAKERS (1994) (TV) in Hollywood. Shannon, as it turned out, had just returned from Italy, where she'd raised hell by turning up late for an interview on a television talk-show. Friedkin's first reaction was to call auditions and look at 12 other actresses to take the 90210-brat's part. But then he decided to stick with Doherty.
  • In 1992, Shannen was a guest on The Dennis Miller Show (1992). She appeared on the fourth show which meant that host, Miller, was still in the process of getting used to the talk-show format. Early in the interview she rudely asked Miller if he was nervous and went on to point out his eyebrow which was twitching nervously. This made headlines the next day and before long, Miller was routinely making an effort to lampoon her on his talk show.
  • Tattoos: One on her right ankle of a Grecian cross
  • Nickname: Shando
  • Offered a role in SCREAM 3 (2000).
  • Beat future CHARMED co-star Alyssa Milano for the role of Rene in cult film MALLRATS. (1995)
  • Had her wages garnished by California United Bank when she was on 90210 because she wrote nearly $32,000 worth of bad checks.
  • Has four horses and three dogs.
  • Goddaughter is named Cooper Smith.
  • Still owns a percent of CHARMED even though she left
  • Eye color: Grey / Green
  • Hair color: Dark brown
  • Hobbies: Photography, horse-riding, playing her guitar, traveling
  • Has some sort of allergy to chocolates but she could not resist Twix
  • Was paid $17,500 per episode for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)