Shannen Doherty | Biography

Undeniably, Shannen Doherty has stayed in the heart of millions of Hollywood moviegoers since 1980s. Even though the acting wasn’t in her genes, the actress being interested in performing from the young age miraculously earned success in the showbiz industry within no more time of her entry. Her popularity primarily exists in small screen which is associated with her commendable performances in the sitcoms like ‘Charmed’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’.

Also credited as Shannen Maria Doherty, she took birth during the year 1971 on 12th April in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Her mom was who was from the Scots-Irish ancestry owned a beauty parlor whereas her dad, who was from Scottish and English ancestries was mortgage consultant. She was brought up in Southern Baptist denomination of her mother. Since her childhood, she hasn’t ever maintained distance with her family which showed her the way to choose between wright and wrong. She was very confident at her school, working hard to meet her goals of obtaining the exceptional grades and involving herself in most of the school performances. However, she loved to be familiar with few friends.

Doherty realized her real fascination to acting at the age of ten after she played a small role in television series ‘Father Murphy’ in 1981. That followed her guest roles in sitcoms: ‘Voyagers!’ and ‘The Phoenix’. Then within a year of entry as a child actress, she obtained her first major role as Jenny Wilder in the television sitcom ‘Little House of the Prairie’. Afterwards, she went to make appearance alongside Wilford Brimley and Deidre Hall in the movie ‘Our House’, which followed her starring role alongside Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker in ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’. Real success to the actress came at her late teens in the year 1990, when she began portraying the role of Brenda Walsh in the long-running hit sitcom ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’. The character of Brandon Walsh’s twin sister, Doherty played in the series grabbed high media attention and finally made her household name. The popular teen drama set her image in the mind of many observers. After leaving the show’s cast in 1994, she moved to the big-screens and continued her ventures with her starring roles in movies: ‘Mallrats’ and ‘Almost Dead’. In 1998, as a joint venture with the Aaron Spelling, long-time producer, she began starring in the role of Prue Halliwell on sitcom ‘Charmed’. She, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano had played the roles of 3 ordinary women who later come to be witches. Her departure from the show after four years led her to focus in feature movies like ‘The Rendering’, ‘Another Day, ‘View of Terror’ and ‘The Battle of Mary Kay’. She made her comeback to television in 2004 scoring the role of Alexandra Hudson on the Fox’s drama sitcom ‘North Shore’. Few years passed with some unaccredited roles in television and start her own venture in 2006 with the cast of her reality sitcom ‘Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty’. Failing to get the good ratings, the show was canceled after 1st season and she went to star in popular British sitcom ‘Bo! In the USA’. In 2007, she appeared in 2 TV projects including ‘Kiss me Deadly: A Jacob Keane Assignment’ and holiday movie ‘Christmas Caper’. In 2007, she founded a production company named No Apologies in 2007. Since then she has appeared in various television movies and series either with main role or minor role. This actress, who has also been a writer, producer and director, has accumulated the net-worth of $10 million.

Talking about her personal life, she is three times married woman. Firstly, she was married to Ashley Hamilton from September, 1993 to November, 1994. Thereafter, she went to share her wedding vows with Rick Salomon in 2002. None of the Doherty’s two marriages were prolonged as she separated with her second husband after a year in 2003. The actress is currently a wife of Kurt Iswarienko, with whom she has been married since 1994. Despite being thrice married woman, she still has no any children. She is an avid animal rights activist and is the supporter of Sea Shepherds.

Shannen has devotedly worked in the showbiz industry since 1980s. Within her career which has already spanned over three decades, she has accumulated much more. Her detailed biography can be pulled out from wiki.

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