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Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Beginning her career at the mere age of nine, Doherty always knew she wanted to be an actress. At the age of 11, she was cast in her first series regular role as Jenny Wilder in Little House: A New Beginning.

Doherty starred for three years on the Spelling Television Production series Charmed on the WB. She also directed several episodes during the third season. Doherty also starred opposite Antonio Sabato Jr. in the Showtime original film Jailbreakers, directed by William Freidkin; in the Cable Ace Award-nominated series Rebel Highway; and in the NBC movie of the week Margaret Mitchell in the title role about the famous Gone with the Wind author. Doherty also starred in the CBS mini-series Gone in the Night; in the CBS movie of the week Sleeping with the Devil opposite Time Mattheson, and in the USA Original Movie The Ticket. Other television credits include Our House, Beverly Hills, 90210, 21 Jump Street, Life Goes On, Obsession, Friends Till the End, and The Other Lover.

In film, Doherty starred alongside Christian Slater and Winona Ryder in Heathers, directed by Michael Lehman. She also appeared in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, directed by Alan Metter and starring Helen Hunt, and in Night Shift for director Ron Howard. Doherty also starred in Kevin Smith's Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Her other film credits include the independent films Blindfold and Resurrection for director Lawrence L. Simone.

Doherty resides in Los Angeles and spends her free time riding her horses.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Shannen Doherty Facts

Birth NameShannen Maria Doherty
BirthdayApril 12, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Shannen Doherty compared to you?
Social Media DohertyShannen

Selected Filmography

The Rendering (2002)
Charmed (1998) tv as Prue Halliwell
Striking Poses (1998)
Mallrats (1995)
Jailbreakers (1994)
Heathers (1989) user recommendation as Heather
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Beverly Hills 90210 tv (breakthrough)
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