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Shannen Doherty

Shannen Maria Doherty (English pronunciation: /ˈdoʊ.ərti/; born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, author and television director, known for her work as Heather Duke in (1989) Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in (1990–1994) Beverly Hills, 90210 and its spinoff series (2008) 90210, and as Prue Halliwell in (1998–2001) Charmed . Doherty has also starred in (1985) Girls Just Want to Have Fun, (1995) Mallrats, (1996) Gone In The Night, (1997) Sleeping with the Devil, (2001) Another Day, (2005) Category 7, (2007) Christmas Caper and (2010) Burning Palms. Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Rosa Elizabeth (née Wright), a beauty parlor owner, and John Thomas Doherty, Jr., a mortgage consultant. She has an older brother (by four years) named Sean. Doherty has Irish Catholic ancestry on her father's side and English, Scottish, and Scotch-Irish ancestry on her mother's side. She was raised in her mother's Southern Baptist religion. Doherty had 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, she jumped at the opportunity and eventually won

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Shannen Doherty 911 Call -- Hi, I'm Famous ... And My Fan's Suicidal

Shannen Doherty 911 Call
Hi, I'm Famous ... And My Fan's Suicidal

Shannen Doherty had NO IDEA how to explain to a 911 dispatcher why she was calling from across the country to report a suicide threat -- after a NJ fan threatened to kill herself on Twitter… READ MORE >

Shannen Doherty Calls Cops -- After Twitter Fan Threatens Suicide

Shannen Doherty
Calls Cops After Twitter Fan Threatens Suicide

Shannen Doherty went above and beyond the call of duty to help a possibly suicidal fan Sunday night ... working with police from across the country to make sure the fan didn't harm herself ... TMZ… READ MORE >

- 776 days ago
'America's Got Talent' Wish List -- Shannen Doherty, Carly Simon and LeAnn Rimes

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'90210' Star, 'Vain' Singer and Another Woman

"America's Got Talent" is working to fill the vacant spot at the judge's table left by the departure of Sharon Osbourne ... and TMZ knows the identities of the 3 women the show has targeted.… READ MORE >

- 784 days ago
Shannen Doherty -- I'M NOT PREGNANT ... I Just Like Burgers

Shannen Doherty
I'M NOT PREGNANT ... I Just Like Burgers

"90210" star Shannen Doherty HAS A BUN IN THE OVEN -- but it's not the baby kind ... it's the burger kind.Rumors have been swirling today after a photo of Shannen emerged ... in which her stomach… READ MORE >

- 803 days ago
Shannen Doherty -- Dancing with Debt

Shannen Doherty -- Dancing with Debt

Shannen Doherty may have tried two-stepping the California taxman, TMZ has learned.On March 22 just days before Shannen was booted from "Dancing with the Stars," the State of California slapped a… READ MORE >

- 1732 days ago
Gosselin, Lysacek -- Ready to Rumba

Gosselin, Lysacek -- Ready to Rumba

Minutes after the new crop of celebs were announced for "Dancing with the Stars," they were already doing what the "Dancing" people do best -- partying it up in Hollywood!!!! Kate Gosselin,… READ MORE >

- 1763 days ago
New 'DWTS' Competitor Accused of Canine Attack

New 'DWTS' Competitor Accused of Canine Attack

Remember that dude who married Shannen Doherty back in 1993? Yeah, we didn't either until actor Ashley Hamilton's dog allegedly mauled somebody in Los Angeles.A guy named Michael Cohen is suing… READ MORE >

- 1965 days ago
The Son on 'Our House': 'Memba Him?!

The Son
on 'Our House' 'Memba Him?!

Chad Allen became famous playing the son alongside Deidre Hall and Shannen Doherty on the '80s TV series "Our House." Guess what he looks like now! See Also Original Octuplet Fam -- All Growed Up… READ MORE >

- 2052 days ago
The Mom on "90210": 'Memba Her?!

The Mom on '90210'
'Memba Her?!

Carol Potter is best known for playing Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty's mom Cindy Walsh on the original '90s TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210." Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

- 2105 days ago
Brenda Walsh: Beer Wench

Brenda Walsh: Beer Wench

Shannen Doherty has revealed her secret to sitting through an episode of the yawnfest known as the new "90210": A case of beer.Viewers, on the other hand, can just change the channel. See Also… READ MORE >

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