Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty is an American actress. She first gained recognition by starring as Jenny Wilder in the television series Little House on the Prairie from 1982 to 1983 and as Kris Witherspoon in Our House from 1986 to 1988. Doherty is best known for portraying Brenda Walsh in the television drama Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1994. She has also starred in films like Heathers (1989), Mallrats (1995) and Fortress (2021) and the television series Charmed (1998-2001). In 2015, Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer and has been public with her ongoing treatment for the disease.
Shannen Doherty
Full Name
Shannen Maria Doherty
Memphis, Tennessee
Notable Projects
Beverly Hills 90210


Why did Shannen Doherty leave 'Charmed'?

Prue Halliwell, Shannen Doherty's character on the television series 'Charmed,' was killed off in the season 3 finale. It was reported that Doherty was removed from the show because co-star Alyssa Milano had difficulties working with her.

Why did Shannen Doherty leave 'Beverly Hills, 90210'?

Brenda Walsh, Shannen Doherty's character on the television series 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' was written out of the series after the season 4 finale in 1994. Doherty's departure from the series reportedly came after she had been late several times to set as well as behind-the-scenes conflicts with her co-stars.

What stage breast cancer does Shannen Doherty have?

In February 2020, Shannen Doherty revealed in an interview on 'Good Morning America' that her breast cancer was then at stage four.

Who is Shannen Doherty married to?

Shannen Doherty has been married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko since 2011. Previously, she was married to actor Ashley Hamilton from 1993 to 1994 and professional poker player Rick Salomon from 2002 to 2003.

How old was Shannen Doherty in 'Charmed'?

The television series 'Charmed' premired on Oct. 7, 1998 when star Shannen Doherty was 28 years old. Her final appearance on the series was the season 3 finale, which aired on May 17, 2001 when Doherty was 30 years old.

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Shannen Doherty's Life in Pictures
Shannen Doherty has had an incredible career on both TV and film, with starring roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, Heathers, Charmed, and more. In honor of the actress' 51st birthday on April 12, take a look back at her life in pictures 
Shannen Doherty Remembers Late Costar Luke Perry on the Third Anniversary of His Death
Shannen Doherty's late Beverly Hills, 90210 costar, Luke Perry, died three years ago on March 4, 2019, following a stroke
Shannen Doherty Is a '#CancerSlayer' at an Early Morning Breast Cancer Scan
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star is staying positive as she goes through treatment for stage 4 breast cancer, saying "the new bandage wraps made me smile!"
Alyssa Milano on Her Relationship with Charmed Costar Shannen Doherty: 'We Are Cordial'
Shannen Doherty left Charmed at the conclusion of season three after rumored on-set tension between her and Alyssa Milano
Shannen Doherty Shares Emotional Experience with Hair Loss from Cancer Treatment: 'I Loved My Hair'
Shannen Doherty was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in February 2020
Shannen Doherty Believes She's a 'Better Actor Than Ever' Following Her Cancer Diagnosis
"As an actor, I now have such a wealth of emotions to dig in and tap into for my acting," Shannen Doherty said

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Shannen Doherty Shares 'Truthful' Photos of Her Cancer Journey: 'I Hope We All Find Humor in the Impossible'
"Finding humor helped get me thru what seemed impossible," Shannen Doherty wrote in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Shannen Doherty Wins $6.3 Million in Lawsuit Against State Farm After House Burned in Woolsey Fire
The legal victory comes after State Farm accused Shannen Doherty of using her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis as a legal strategy to "garner sympathy"
Shannen Doherty Wants to Change the Perception of People with Stage 4 Cancer: 'I Feel Strong'

"You get written off so quickly, even though you're vital and healthy and happy," said the Beverly Hills, 90210 star, who has breast cancer