Shannen Doherty
Actress, director
Shannen Doherty
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).
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Shannen Doherty Posts Photo of 'Maggie,' Her Radiation Therapy Machine
ABC News - about 2 months
"Charmed" actress is undergoing radiation therapy to treat her breast cancer.
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Shannen Doherty Shares Insight Into Radiation Treatments
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The actress spoke about a stranger's reaction to her cancer.
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Shannen Doherty Begins Radiation Therapy: 'I Hate It'
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The actress is in treatment for breast cancer.
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'90210' cast pays tribute to ailing Shannen Doherty at reunion in Chicago
Chicago Times - 3 months
"Beverly Hills, 90210" cast members are paying tribute to ailing co-star Shannen Doherty. Doherty is being treated for breast cancer and didn't take part in a "90210" reunion panel at the Rewind Convention in Bloomingdale, Ill., at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort over the weekend. Luke Perry, whose...
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Shannen Doherty honored by American Cancer Society
Fox News - 4 months
The actress said that she is feeling “lucky and very blessed.”
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Shannen Doherty Opens Up About Her Breast Cancer Battle
ABC News - 4 months
"It remakes you so many different times," she said.
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Shannen Doherty shares moving post-chemo snap: 'Hope is possible'
Fox News - 4 months
The 45-year-old actress is encouraging others battling cancer to 'stay strong.'....
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Shannen Doherty Hits the Gym After Chemotherapy
ABC News - 5 months
"I try to make an effort to get the blood flowing," she wrote.
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Shannen Doherty Posts Loving Tribute to Husband
ABC News - 5 months
Actress shares throwback photos on Instagram of her and husband Kurt Iswarienko.
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Shannen Doherty gives update on her cancer battle
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Shannen Doherty is beating cancer one day at.......
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Shannen Doherty settles lawsuit with former manager
CNN - 6 months
As Shannen Doherty battles breast cancer, she is looking to put her legal troubles behind her.
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Shannen Doherty: 'I’m going to be dead in 5 years'
Fox News - 7 months
As Shannen Doherty continues to battle cancer, she and husband Kurt Iswarienko aren’t taking one moment for granted.
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Shannen Doherty's breast cancer has spread, she says
LATimes - 7 months
Shannen Doherty, who publicly chronicled the shaving of her head two weeks ago as part of her fight against cancer, has revealed more details about her situation, including the bad news that the cancer has spread.  “From one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have...
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Shannen Doherty reveals her breast cancer has spread
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Shannen Doherty talks exclusively to ET about her heartbreaking cancer battle.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shannen Doherty
  • 2016
    Age 44
    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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  • 2015
    Age 43
    Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015, which spread to her lymphatic system in 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    An avid animal rights activist, Doherty is a supporter of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and while performing the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 she challenged founder Paul Watson and global supporters of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
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    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 39
    On October 15, 2011, Doherty married Kurt Iswarienko, a photographer, in Malibu.
    More Details Hide Details Doherty has appeared nude in Playboy magazine. Her first appearance was in December 1993 followed by a spread in March 1994. She posed for the magazine again in December 2003 and has been featured in a 10-page pictorial. Doherty is a registered Republican. According to Complex Magazine, she said: "I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I'm a Republican." Doherty announced in 1999 that she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The show, titled Shannen Says, premiered in April 10, 2012.
  • 2010
    Age 38
    Doherty starred in FEARnet's animated web series Mari-Kari, which launched on June 3, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Mari and Kari are identical twins, but Kari is already dead and is a ghost. Doherty voiced both Mari and Kari in the eight-episode show.
    On March 1, 2010, it was announced that Doherty would be a celebrity contestant on Dancing with the Stars for the tenth season.
    More Details Hide Details The season premiered on Monday, March 22, 2010. Doherty was paired with two-time champion Mark Ballas in his sixth season on the show, but the pair was the first couple eliminated in the second week on March 30. The judges have said, "Doherty wouldn't have left if we would have just done scores". She wanted to do Dancing with the Stars to make her ailing father proud. Doherty returned for the finale.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    In late 2008, Doherty was announced to co-star alongside Dylan McDermott in the independent film Burning Palms, a satire based on Los Angeles stereotypes told through five intertwining storylines.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Doherty played a lead role in the SciFi Channel adventure film The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon. The film premiered on the cable network on December 20, 2008.
    Also in 2008, 14 years since her last television appearance as Brenda Walsh, Doherty joined the cast of the Beverly Hills, 90210 spin off for The CW Television Network for a reported $40,000–50,000 an episode.
    More Details Hide Details She returned as a guest star, reprising her old role of Brenda Walsh in four of the new series' initial six episodes. Her character, now a successful theater actress and stage director, returned as the guest director of the high school musical. After her initial guest spot was completed, Doherty stated she was open to returning to the series later in the season and eventually agreed to appear in three additional episodes, with her most recent appearance airing in May 2009. The writers were eager to have her share scenes with Jennie Garth, who also reprised her 90210 role of Kelly Taylor. It was reported that Doherty and Garth's characters would both have a romantic interest in the character Ryan Matthews (Ryan Eggold) reminiscent of their old rivalry for former bad-boy character Dylan McKay (Luke Perry). Doherty and Garth later confirmed that the reports about the love triangle between their characters were false.
    In 2008, Doherty was featured on the Swedish television show High Chaparall, appearing in the second episode of the show's fourth season.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    Later in 2007, Doherty was ranked number 96 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 100 Greatest Television Icons.
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    During 2007, Doherty appeared in two television projects.
    More Details Hide Details She first appeared in Kiss Me Deadly: A Jacob Keane Assignment for the Here TV network and followed up with a starring role in the holiday film Christmas Caper for ABC Family. That same year Doherty also set up a production company called No Apologies for which she planned to develop a TV drama for herself.
  • 2006
    Age 34
    The show aired in October 2006 on the British Channel 4, and she appeared in several episodes.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the show, Doherty goes around doing "dirty work" for members of the public, including dumping boyfriends or telling people what their friends really think about them. The show was canceled after one season owing to poor ratings. She also starred in the popular British sitcom Bo! in the USA, a brain child of Leigh Francis. In the show, she plays herself being randomly harassed by Avid Merrion (Francis), who claims they are lovers.
  • 2005
    Age 33
    Later in 2005, she was in the pilot for a comedy titled Love Inc..
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    She starred as Alexandra Hudson from 2004 to 2005.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    In 2003, Doherty hosted the Sci Fi Channel candid camera show Scare Tactics during its initial season.
    More Details Hide Details After her stint on Scare Tactics Doherty, in a return to her prime-time soap roots, starred as a regular on the short-lived TV series North Shore.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    In 2002, Doherty married Rick Salomon, but the marriage was annulled after nine months.
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  • 1999
    Age 27
    Doherty was also twice nominated, in 1999 and 2000, for the Saturn Award, Best Genre TV Actress, for her performance in Charmed.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, AOL named Prue Halliwell the 10th greatest witch in television history.
  • 1998
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Doherty also directed a few episodes for the series during the second and third seasons. Doherty left the show in 2001 at the end of the third season, resulting in her character's death. Reportedly, the reason for her departure was because of on-set and off-set tensions between Doherty and co-star Alyssa Milano.
  • 1995
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 22
    Doherty left the show after the fourth season in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Her character was written off the show as moving to London to attend school at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts.
  • 1993
    Age 21
    On October 11, 1993, Shannen Doherty was married to Ashley Hamilton, son of actor George Hamilton; they divorced in April 1994.
    More Details Hide Details In 2001, Doherty was sentenced to either 10 days in jail or 20 days of work-release duty and three years' probation and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine for drunk driving.
  • 1991
    Age 19
    In 1991 and 1992 her portrayal of Brenda earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, E! placed the character at number 10 on their list of the 50 Most Wicked Women of Prime Time.
  • 1990
    Age 18
    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.
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  • 1989
    Age 17
    Doherty's first major motion picture role was in Heathers, released in 1989.
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  • 1986
    Age 14
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She then went on to appear in an episode of Magnum, P.I. ("A Sense of Debt"), followed by an early episode of Airwolf for which she was nominated as Best Young Actress: Guest in a Series at the 6th Youth in Film Awards in 1984.
  • 1985
    Age 13
    In 1985, Doherty starred as Maggie Malene in the teen movie comedy Girls Just Want to Have Fun alongside actresses Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker.
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  • 1982
    Age 10
    In 1982, Doherty lent her voice to the animated film The Secret of NIMH.
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  • 1971
    Born on April 12, 1971.
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