Who is Shannen Doherty?

Shannen Doherty, an American actress, producer, author, and television director, was born on April 12, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Born as the daughter of John Doherty and his wife Rosa Elizabeth Doherty, Shannen’s star sign is Aries. She also has an older brother named Sean. The actress holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, mixed of White/Irish, English, Scottish.

Quick Info
Birth NameShannen Doherty
BornApril 12, 1971
Age49 yrs
MotherRosa Elizabeth Doherty
Height5 feet 4 inches
Weight58 kg
SpouseAshley Hamilton, Rick Salomon, Kurt Iswarienko
Net Worth$45 million
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Age, height, and weight

Shannen Doherty is 49 years. She has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) and a weight of 58 kg has been able to maintain her body fit and shape along with the body measurements 37-26-36 inches. Moreover, her dark brown hair color and her green eyes make her look even more adorable.


Shannen started her career appearing as a guest character in the TV show “Father Murphy”, in 1981 at the age of ten. In both parts of the episode “By the Bear That Bit Me”, she played the role of Drusilla Shannon. The actress for the show was into nomination as “Best Young Actress: Guest on a Drama Series”, in a Youth Film Awards in 1982. Also, in the same year, she debuted as a voice artist in the animated film “The Secret of NIMH”.

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Moving on, her acting career reached a new height in 1990 doing some of the most important roles. She got recognition as a famous actress after starring in “Beverly Hills 90210” in the role of Brena Walsh. She worked with Titus Welliver, Jennie Garth, Aaron Paul, Ian Ziering, and David Arquette. Later, she also played in the series “Charmed” in 1998 in the role of Prue Halliwell. After the end of the third season, she left the show as the death of her character was shown. Moreover, she directed some episodes during the second and third seasons. She then got the nomination for the “Best Actress on Television” from the Saturn Awards.

More about Doherty

Shannen showed her more talent starting her reality show “Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty” in 2006. However, the project stopped after just one season as the fans did not appreciate the show. In 2010, she made her appearance on the show “Dancing with the Stars” with Mark Ballas. However, the couple was the first to get eliminated. Later on January 2, 2015, Shannen and her former co-star Holly Marie Combs starred on a road trip reality show “Off the Map with Shannen and Holly”.

Furthermore, Shannen was the cast member of Heather’s TV series in November 2016. It released on Paramount Network in March 2018. There she plays the role of a mother of one of the new generation of “Heathers”. From her amazing career, she has earned popularity along with a good amount of money. Her net worth is about $10 million.

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About her personal life, Shannen married Ashley Hamilton on October 11, 1993. However, the couple got divorced the very next year. Later in 2002, she married Rick Salomon but the marriage also came to an end after just nine months. Then, Shannen married a photographer Kurt Iswarienko on October 11 in Malibu, California.