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Shannen Doherty

Birth name Shannen Maria Doherty
Born April 12, 1971 (1971-04-12) (age 36)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Spouse(s) Ashley Hamilton (1993-1994)
Rick Salomon (2002-2003)

Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12), 1971 is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (995x670, 93 KB) // Photo: Alan Light http://www. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Ashley Hamilton (born September 30, 1974 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, best known as the son of actor George Hamilton and former spouse of actresses Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart. ... Rick Salomon (born 24 January 1968 in Neptune, New Jersey) is best known for his relationships with various female celebrities, including Shannen Doherty, Paris Hilton, and Pamela Anderson. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article is about the film Heathers. ... Brenda Walsh, portrayed by Shannen Doherty, was the initial lead female character of the television drama Beverly Hills, 90210. ... Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Prudence Prue Halliwell, is a fictional character who appeared in the first three seasons of the WB television series Charmed, and was played by actress Shannen Doherty. ... For other uses, see Charm. ...

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Biography

Early life

Shannen Doherty was born on April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee to Tom, a bank worker, and Rosa, a beautician. Shannen has Irish Catholic ancestry,[1] though was raised in her mother's Southern Baptist religion.[2][3] In 1978, when Shannen was only 7, the Doherty family moved to Los Angeles and Shannen immediately announced her dreams to become an actress. In an interview in the December 2006 issue of Glamour Magazine Shannen said: For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Irish Catholics are persons of predominantly Irish descent who adhere to the Roman Catholic faith. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States cooperative ministry agency serving missionary Baptist churches around the world. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Glamour Magazine is a monthly womens magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. ...

"When I was nine, my mother developed an excruciating headache and had to be hospitalised - she was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. She came through it but the experience was terrifying. The following year my father had a massive stroke. In a single year I nearly lost both my parents. I felt my classmates couldn't relate to what I was going through, so I closed myself off." A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...

Success began early, with guest spots on TV series including Voyagers! and Father Murphy. When a casting notice was released in Hollywood for a regular role on the popular Little House on the Prairie Shannen leapt at the opportunity and eventually won the role of Jenny Wilder at just 11 years old, thanks in part to actor Michael Landon seeing Shannen's guest spot on Father Murphy. Voyagers! is a time travel-based television series broadcast in the 1982-1983 season on NBC, starting on October 3, 1982. ... Father Murphy was an American television drama series that aired on the NBC network from November 3, 1981 to September 18, 1983. ... ... Little House On The Prairie was an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974 to March 21, 1983. ... Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, singer, producer, and director, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. ... Father Murphy was an American television drama series that aired on the NBC network from November 3, 1981 to September 18, 1983. ...


Career

She was cast as the oldest Witherspoon sibling, Kris, on the family drama Our House, which ran from 1986 to 1988. She then went on to appear in an episode of Magnum, P.I. Doherty's first major motion picture role was in Heathers, released in 1989. She went on to star in the Aaron Spelling-produced TV series Beverly Hills 90210 for four years, from 1990 to 1994. Her departure from the series was reportedly acrimonious, however, and her career afterward was somewhat spotty, marked for the most part by made-for-TV movies. There were a few bright spots, however, particularly a lead role in Kevin Smith's 1995 film Mallrats. Our House was a family-oriented drama which ran early on Sunday evening on NBC from 1986 to 1988. ... Magnum, P.I. is an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... This article is about the film Heathers. ... Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... This article is about the American screenwriter and film director. ... Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ...


In 1998, Spelling cast her in another TV series, Charmed, in which she played Prue Halliwell, the oldest sister of a coven of witches, along with occasionally directing some of the episodes. She left that series in 2001, after three years. Rumors persist that her departure was against her will, due to a feud with co-star Alyssa Milano. Though she had left the show long before it ended, she owns 5% of the rights to the series.[citation needed] Doherty was going to go for the role as Piper Halliwell but she got cast as Prue and her best friend at the time, Holly Marie Combs, who ironically was shooting to be cast as Prue, got the role as Piper. She hosted Scare Tactics on the Sci Fi channel until the 2004 season. She was a former regular on the failed TV series North Shore, a return to her prime-time soap roots. For other uses, see Charm. ... Prudence Prue Halliwell, is a fictional character who appeared in the first three seasons of the WB television series Charmed, and was played by actress Shannen Doherty. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Witchcraft. ... Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress and singer. ... Piper Halliwell is a fictional character from the American television program Charmed, portrayed by actress Holly Marie Combs. ... Holly Marie Combs (born December 3, 1973 in San Diego, California, USA) is an American actress who has worked in movies and television series. ... For the political strategy, see Tactical politics Scare Tactics is a reality show on the Sci-Fi Channel which began airing April 2003. ... SCI FI (originally The Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... The cast of North Shore North Shore is a prime-time soap opera that airs on Fox every Monday at 8 p. ...


In 2005, Doherty was cast in the new TV comedy Love Inc. but was dropped from the show just months before the debut in fall because of a personality clash with fellow cast members.[citation needed] Doherty now starring in her own show, Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty on the Oxygen network. In the show she goes around doing "dirty work" for members of the public, including dumping boyfriends or telling people what their friends really think about them. Love, Inc. ... Oxygen is an American cable television channel. ...


She recently starred in the popular British sitcom Bo! in the USA a program of brain child Leigh Francis. In the show she plays the role of herself being randomly harassed by Avid Merrion (Francis) who claims they had several intimate relations, she however is unaware of any of these. The show aired in October 2006 on the British channel 4 where she appeared in several episodes. It has been announced that she will appear in two TV projects in 2007. First up is the gay spy pilot Kiss Me Deadly: A Jacob Keane Assigment for the here! network, and then the holiday picture Christmas Caper for ABC Family. Bo Selecta! is a British TV comedy sketch show and the brainchild of writer/performer, Leigh Francis. ... Leigh Francis (born May 30, 1974 in Morley, Leeds) is an English comedian. ... Leigh Francis (born May 30, 1973) is a comedian from Leeds, England. ... This article is about the British television station. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ...


Personal life

In the early 1990s, she was targeted by a young woman who attacked celebrities in nightclubs, before suing them, claiming the celebrity started the attack. Shannen defended herself against the woman, punching her in the face. The tabloid press ignored the motives of the young woman, spending more time claiming that Shannen attacked her in a drunken rage.


Doherty suffers from the bowel condition Crohn's Disease.[citation needed] Crohns disease (also known as regional enteritis) is a chronic, episodic, inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by transmural inflammation (affecting the entire wall of the involved bowel) and skip lesions (areas of inflammation with areas of normal lining between). ...


In the early seasons of Beverly Hills 90210, Doherty dated co-star actor Jason Priestley. Doherty posed for a nine-page pictorial in the December 2003 issue of Playboy magazine. Jason Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a naturalized American actor and film director. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


She married actor Ashley Hamilton, son of George Hamilton in September 1993, only two weeks after they first met. They divorced in April 1994. In 2002, she married internet millionaire Rick Salomon. After Salomon's famous sex tape with heiress Paris Hilton was released, Shannen ended the marriage, divorcing him in early 2003. She has also been engaged twice. Her first fiancée was real estate dealer Chris Foufas, who split with Shannen after he became convinced that she cheated on him. Her second fiancée was millionaire Dean Factor (heir to the Max Factor cosmetics throne) but their engagement was marred with violence and Factor took out a restraining order on her, shortly after they separated. Ashley Hamilton (born September 30, 1974 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, best known as the son of actor George Hamilton and former spouse of actresses Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart. ... George Hamilton may refer to: George Hamilton (actor) (born 1939) His father, a bandleader George Hamilton, IV (born 1937), country music performer George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney (1666-1737) George Hamilton (commentator), gaffe-prone football (soccer) commentator. ... Rick Salomon (born 24 January 1968 in Neptune, New Jersey) is best known for his relationships with various female celebrities, including Shannen Doherty, Paris Hilton, and Pamela Anderson. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004, she got into a fight with actress Tara Reid at a Miami nightclub. During the incident, a drunken Reid fell backward off a couch and crashed to the floor near-by Shannen. Reid started yelling at Shannen, who then punched her. In February, 2004 Tara tried to get Nicole Richie’s bodyguard to throw Shannen out of the club. To which Shannen replied, 'I don't care. She needs to go to rehab.'" Later that night, Reid was reportedly so drunk, she had to be carried out by bouncers.[4] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tara Reid (born November 8, 1975) is an American actress. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicole Camille Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American socialite, actress, author, and singer. ...


In late July 2006, rumors began circulating that Doherty had plastic surgery. In August, tabloid Star Magazine published the first pictures - a cover of the issue can be seen at Doherty Do Over[5] (this issue saw a general release date of August 3, 2006). Gossip columnists reported that Doherty was so upset over the front page coverage that she cancelled a shoot for her reality TV series. She made an appearance on The View on July 31, 2006 to counter that she had not had plastic surgery. is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the talk show. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In an interview in the December 2006 issue of Glamour - magazine, Shannen said: "When I was 27, my mom said 'Honey don't pretend this stuff isn't hurting you. If you go through your whole life being so self-protective, you're going to feel sad a lot.' Something about what she said woke me up. I realized I would rather have people know me as the shy, awkward person I am than the tough bitch. I got rid of a lot of people in my life. And after lots of therapy, and lots of patience and love from my family, I started to allow myself to open up."


Problems with the law

Shannen had her wages garnished by California United Bank when she was on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) because she wrote nearly $32,000 worth of bad checks. Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ...


In September 12, 1997 Shannen was sentenced to anger-management counseling by the Beverly Hills Municipal Court for an incident that occurred in August 1996; she got into an argument with 22-year-old Corey Hanker and smashed a beer bottle on his car window as he tried to drive away from her. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In 2001 Doherty pleaded not guilty to a drunk-driving charge. Her lawyer denied that she had as much alcohol in her blood as authorities contend. Doherty had been arrested in December by California Highway Patrol officers after they spotted her pickup truck weaving on the Ventura Freeway. Prosecutors said a blood test showed her blood-alcohol level was 0.13 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Doherty was sentenced to three years probation, fined $1,500 and ordered to do community service. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Filmography

  • 1981 Father Murphy as Drusilla
  • 1982 Night Shift as Bluebird
  • 1982 The Phoenix as Little Girl
  • 1982 The Secret of NIMH as Teresa (voice)
  • 1982 Voyagers! as Betty Parris
  • 1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV series) as Jenny Wilder (1982-1983)
  • 1983 Little House: Look Back To Yesterday as Jenny Wilder
  • 1983 Magnum, P.I. as Ima Platt
  • 1984 Airwolf as Phoebe Danner
  • 1984 Little House: Bless All The Dear Children as Jenny Wilder
  • 1984 Little House: The Last Farewell as Jenny Wilder
  • 1985 Girls Just Want To Have Fun as Maggie Malene
  • 1985 Highway to Heaven as Shelley Fowler
  • 1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times as Kathleen Kennedy
  • 1985 The Other Lover as Alson Fielding
  • 1986 Our House as Kris Witherspoon (1986-1988)
  • 1986 Out Laws as Young Girl
  • 1989 21 Jump Street as Janine
  • 1989 Heathers as Heather Duke
  • 1990 Life Goes On as Ginny Green
  • 1991 Forever Young as Party Girl
  • 1992 Freeze Frame as Lindsay Scott
  • 1992 Obsessed as Lorie Brindel
  • 1992 The Secret Of Lost Creek as Jennie Fogel
  • 1993 Saturday Night Live (Host)
  • 1994 A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story as Margaret
  • 1994 Almost Dead as Doctor Katherine Roshak
  • 1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 as Brenda Walsh (1990-1994)
  • 1994 Blindfold: Acts Of Obsession as Madeleine Dalton
  • 1994 Jailbreakers as Angel Norton
  • 1995 Mallrats as Rene Mosier
  • 1996 Gone In The Night as Cindi Dowaliby
  • 1997 Friends 'Til The End as Heather Romley
  • 1997 Sleeping with the Devil as Rebecca Dubrovich
  • 1997 The Ticket as CeeCee Reicker
  • 1997 Nowhere as Valley Chick #2
  • 1998 Charmed as Prue Halliwell (1998-2001)
  • 1999 Striking Poses as Gage Sullivan
  • 2000 Satan's School For Girls as Beth Hammersmith/Karen Oxford
  • 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Herself
  • 2001 Another Day as Kate
  • 2001 Gary & Mike as Breeze(voice)
  • 2002 Hell on Heels: The Battle Of Mary Kay as Lexi Wilcox
  • 2003-2004 Scare Tactics as host
  • 2003 Nightlight as Celeste
  • 2005 Category 7: The End Of The World as Faith Clavell
  • 2005 Love, inc. as Denise Johnson (pilot) (uncredited)
  • 2005 North Shore as Alexandra Hudson
  • 2006 Bo In The USA as herself (Channel 4 comedy show)
  • 2006 Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty as Hostess
  • 2006 The View as co-Hostess July 31 & August 1 (ABC talk-show)
  • 2007 Kiss Me Deadily
  • 2007 Auntie Claus aka Christmas Caper as Kate Dove (ABC Family)
  • 2007 "Christmas Caper"

Father Murphy was an American television drama series that aired on the NBC network from November 3, 1981 to September 18, 1983. ... Night Shift is a 1982 comedy film, one of Ron Howards earliest directorial efforts. ... For the American science fiction series starring Judson Scott, see The Phoenix (1982 TV series). ... Mrs. ... Voyagers! is a time travel-based television series broadcast in the 1982-1983 season on NBC, starting on October 3, 1982. ... Magnum, P.I. is an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... This article is about the television series. ... Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) was one of the many dance movies that exploded in the 1980s, due to the success of Footloose. ... Highway to Heaven is a television drama which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. ... Our House was a family-oriented drama which ran early on Sunday evening on NBC from 1986 to 1988. ... 21 Jump Street (originally titled Jump Street Chapel) was an hour long police drama television series, developed by Fox Television Network. ... This article is about the film Heathers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Forever Young can mean any of the following: Forever Young (film), a 1992 film starring Elijah Wood and Mel Gibson; Forever Young, a series of books on health, fitness and nutrition written by Filipina health and beauty expert Cory Quirino. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Brenda Walsh, portrayed by Shannen Doherty, was the initial lead female character of the television drama Beverly Hills, 90210. ... Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ... Gone in the Night is a 1996 television movie based around the Dowaliby case. ... Sleeping With the Devil Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude is a critique written by former Central Intelligence Agency officer Robert Baer of the faustian bargain that exists between the United States and Saudi Arabia. ... The Ticket can refer to: The Ticket, a supplement to The Irish Times The Ticket, a documentary film concerning Stuyvesant High School The Ticket, an episode of Seinfeld The Ticket, an episode of The West Wing KTCK, an AM sports-talk radio station in Dallas, Texas, also known as SportsRadio... Nowhere is a 1997 film by director and screenwriter Gregg Araki. ... For other uses, see Charm. ... Prudence Prue Halliwell, is a fictional character who appeared in the first three seasons of the WB television series Charmed, and was played by actress Shannen Doherty. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ... Love, Inc. ... The cast of North Shore North Shore is a prime-time soap opera that airs on Fox every Monday at 8 p. ... This article is about the British television station. ... This article is about the talk show. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ...

Director

Phoebe tries to coax a Genie in Be Careful What You Witch For // General Information Episode of the popular U.S. television series, Charmed Episode Number: 22 Season: 2 Production Code: 4399043 Airdate: May 18, 2000 Writer: Brad Kern, Zack Estrin and Chris Levinson Director: Shannen Doherty Synopsis Spoiler warning... Cole and Prue visit the Old West to save Phoebe in The Good, the Bad, and the Cursed // General Information Episode of the popular U.S. television series, Charmed Episode Number: 14 Season: 3 Production Code: 4300058 Airdate: February 15, 2001 Writer: William Schmidt Director: Chris Long Synopsis Spoiler warning... The Source plans his strategy in All Hell Breaks Loose // General information Episode of the popular U.S. television series, Charmed Episode Number: 22 Season: 3 Production Code: 4300066 Airdate: May 17, 2001 Writer: Brad Kern Director: Shannen Doherty Synopsis Spoiler warning: Piper and Prue have to protect a doctor...

Miscellaneous crew

  • 1997 "Friends 'Til The End" (singer: "Stop", "Does Anyone Hear Me?", "Friends 'Til the End")
  • 2001 Charmed "Coyote Piper" (choreographer)

Pipers inhibitions are removed in Coyote Piper // [edit] General information Episode of the popular U.S. television series, Charmed Episode Number: 9 Season: 3 Production Code: 4300053 Airdate: January 11, 2001 Writer: Krista Vernoff Director: Chris Long [edit] Synopsis Spoiler warning: Piper is consumed with insecurities over her impending...

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