Shannen Doherty

Actress + Director
Born Apr 12, 1971

Shannen Maria Doherty is an American actress, producer, author and television director, known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers (1989), as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–1994) and its spinoff series 90210, and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed (1998–2001).… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on April 12, 1971.


1982 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 15 Years Old Doherty was cast as the oldest Witherspoon sibling, Kris, on the family drama Our House, which ran from 1986 to 1988, a role which garnered her several Young Artist Award nominations. … Read More
1989 18 Years Old Doherty's first major motion picture role was in Heathers, released in 1989.
1990 19 Years Old Doherty garnered worldwide attention and fame for her breakout role as Brenda Walsh in the Aaron Spelling-produced TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990.


1991 - 1994 3 More Events
1995 24 Years Old Doherty's career afterward consisted primarily of made-for-TV movies, though she also had a lead role in Kevin Smith's 1995 film Mallrats, featuring one notable scene in which Willam (Ethan Suplee) looks at her and asks "Brenda?" to which she shouts "Dick!" a joke repeated in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
1998 27 Years Old In 1998, Spelling again cast her in another of his television series, Charmed, in which she played lead character Prue Halliwell, the oldest of three sisters who are witches. … Read More
1999 28 Years Old Doherty was also twice nominated, in 1999 and 2000, for the Saturn Award, Best Genre TV Actress, for her performance in Charmed. … Read More


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 33 Years Old She starred as Alexandra Hudson from 2004 to 2005.
2005 34 Years Old Later in 2005, she was in the pilot for a comedy titled Love Inc..
2006 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Doherty later went on to produce and star in her own reality show, Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty, which premiered on the Oxygen channel in 2006. … Read More
2007 36 Years Old 1 More Event
During 2007, Doherty appeared in two television projects. … Read More
In 2008, Doherty was featured on the Swedish television show High Chaparall, appearing in the second episode of the show's fourth season.
2010 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 1, 2010, it was announced that Doherty would be a celebrity contestant on Dancing with the Stars for the tenth season. … Read More


2011 40 Years Old 1 More Event
WE tv announced on July 21, 2011, that she would star in a one-hour reality series that follows her and her fiance, Kurt Iswarienko, as they plan their wedding. … Read More
2012 41 Years Old Later in 2012, Doherty became a spokesperson for Education Connection, and appeared in an episode of The New Normal as her character Brenda Walsh from Beverly Hills, 90210.
2014 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 24, 2014, it was announced that Doherty and her former Charmed co-star Holly Marie Combs would be starring in their own road trip reality show called Off the Map with Shannen & Holly, which premiered on Great American Country on January 2, 2015.
2015 44 Years Old Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015, which spread to her lymphatic system in 2016.
2016 45 Years Old On August 1, 2016, she told Entertainment Tonight she had a mastectomy in May and planned to finish chemotherapy then start radiotherapy.
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