Shannen Doherty is an American actress, producer and television director. She is known for her roles as Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie, Maggie Malene in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Kris Witherspoon in Our House, Heather Duke in Heathers, Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and again in BH90210 and Prue Halliwell in Charmed. In 1982, Shannen had guest spots on TV series including Voyagers! and Father Murphy, which was created and produced by Michael Landon. She hosted the Sci Fi Channel candid camera show Scare Tactics during its initial season.

Birth Name

Shannen Maria Doherty


Shando, Leroy


Actress, Director, Producer



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Shannen Doherty was born on the 12th of April 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


She’s currently 49 years old.

Sun Sign




On her dad’s side, Shannen has Irish Catholic ancestry while she is of Scottish, English and Scots-Irish descent on her mom’s side.




Shannen attended George D. Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Florida.

Family Details

  • Father – John Thomas Doherty Jr. (Mortgage Consultant)
  • Mother – Rosa Elizabeth Doherty (Beauty Parlor Owner)
  • Siblings – Sean Doherty (Older Brother)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Shannen Doherty has dated –

  • Dean Factor (1993) – In March 1993, Businessman Dean Factor who is the heir to the Fax Factor cosmetics fortune and Shannen started dating and got engaged in next month in April 1993 but the engagement was called off in May 1993.
  • Ashley Hamilton (1993-1994) – In 1993, Actor and singer, Ashley Hamilton and Doherty commenced dating. In 11 October 1993, the couple got married but this marriage ended in April 1994.
  • Rob Weiss (1994-1998) – In June 1994, TV and film producer, and director Rob Weiss and Shannen commenced dating and got engaged in December 1995. This relationship also saw an end in 1998.
  • Rick Salomon (2001-2003) – In August 2001, Poker player and celebutante Rick Salomon and Shannen started dating. They got married in 2002. Just after 9 months, the marriage was annulled.

  • Kurt Iswarienko (2008-Present) – In November 2008, photographer Kurt Iswarienko and Shannen started dating each other. In July 2011, they got engaged. October 15, 2011 is the date when they got married in Malibu. This was Shannen’s third marriage.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-28-36
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Shannen is known for her roles as Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie, Maggie Malene in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Kris Witherspoon in Our House, Heather Duke in Heathers. She garnered worldwide attention and fame for her breakout role as Brenda Walsh in the Aaron Spelling-produced TV series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Film Debut

In 1982, Shannen voiced the role of Teresa Brisby in the animated fantasy adventure drama film The Secret of NIMH. In the same year, her first film appearance was when she appeared in comedy film Night Shift for her role as Bluebird.

Television Debut

In 1981, Shannen appeared in 2 episodes of NBC’s western drama series Father Murphy for her role as Drusilla Shannon.

Brand Endorsements

In 2011, Shannen was seen in Education Connection TV commercial.

Awards & Nominations

1983Father MurphyYoung Artist AwardBest Young Actress Guest on a SeriesNominated
Little House on the Prairie
1984N/ABest Young Actress in a Drama Series
1987AirwolfYoung Artist AwardBest Young Actress Guest in a Television Series
1988Our HouseBest Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Series
1991Beverly Hills, 90210Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series
1992Bravo OttoBest Female TV StarWon
Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesNominated
1993Bravo OttoBest Female TV StarWon
1999CharmedSaturn AwardBest Genre TV Actress
2007Beverly Hills, 90210TV Land AwardBreak-Up That Was So Bad It Was Good (shared with Luke Perry)
2012Suite 7Webby AwardBest Individual Performance (shared with Wilson Cleveland)Won

Shannen Doherty Favorites

  • Favorite Cities – Rome (Italy), Johannesburg (South Africa), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Los Angeles (United States), London (England)
  • Favorite Restaurants – Nobu (in Los Angeles), Capo, Tar and Roses in Malibu
  • Favorite Dog Breed – German Shepherd
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – Santa Ynez
  • Favorite Meal – Her Mother’s Country fried Steak

Shannen Doherty Net worth

Shannen Doherty has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shannen Doherty

  • Shannen participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and in turn challenged Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder, Paul Watson.
  • Shannen has a dog named, Leroy.
  • Shannen is little bit superstitious and tries not to sit on the right side of the plane.
  • In 1982, she had guest spots on TV series including Voyagers! and Father Murphy which was created and produced by Michael Landon.
  • In 1985, she starred as Maggie Malene in the teen movie comedy Girls Just Want to Have Fun alongside actresses Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker.
  • In 1988, Shannen’s first major motion picture role was in the dark comedy Heathers released.
  • In 1991, her portrayal of Brenda earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series.
  • In December 1993, Shannen was seen n*de in Playboy magazine. She has also appeared in March 1994 and December 2003.
  • In 1999, she revealed publicly that she was suffering from bowel condition Crohn’s disease.
  • In 2003, Shannen hosted the Sci Fi Channel candid-camera show Scare Tactics during its initial season.
  • In 2004, in a return to her prime-time soap roots, Doherty starred as a regular on the short-lived TV series North Shore, where she starred as Alexandra Hudson.
  • In 2006, Shannen produced and starred in her own reality show, Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty which premiered on the Oxygen channel.
  • In 2008, she was featured on the Swedish television show High Chaparall, appearing in the second episode of the show’s fourth season.
  • In 2010, Shannen starred in FEARnet’s animated web series Mari-Kari which launched.
  • In 2014, she participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and in turn challenged Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder, Paul Watson.
  • In March 2015, Shannen was diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes.


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