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Shannen Doherty’s bio, age, parents, husband, children, net worth and health updates

Shannen Doherty biography — Shannen Doherty is an American actress, TV host, and producer. She is best known for her role as Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie.

She has also portrayed many characters on TV, including Prue Halliwell in Charmed, Alexandra Hudson in North Shore, and Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills: 90210.

Since she made her acting debut in 1981, Doherty has appeared in 15 films and over 60 television shows.

Furthermore, she has won several awards, including Bravo Otto for Best Female TV Star and Webby Award for Best Individual Performance.

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Shannen Doherty biography

Shannen Doherty biography

Shannen was born on 12 April 1971 (age 52 as of 2023) in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

She comes from Irish ancestry on her father’s side and Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish ancestries from her mother’s side.

While growing up, Shannen Doherty’s parents raised her as a Christian of the Southern Baptist faith.

She attended Heritage Christian High School, where her passion for acting started. When she turned ten, she became a child actress and successfully converted her role to a full-time actress in adulthood.

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Shannen Doherty

Shannen started acting when she turned ten. First, she landed guest spots on TV shows, including Voyagers! and Father Murphy.

Then, the actress made a name for herself when she was 11 after playing Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie.

After her performance as Jenny Wilder, she appeared in many more shows and films, including Our House (1986) and Heathers (1988).

Doherty’s success as an actress started in 1990 when she played Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills: 90210. She became a household name and subsequently appeared in the thriller Almost Dead (1994) and Mallrats (1995).

Shannen continued her success as a film and TV actress throughout the 2000s and 2010s. In 2021, she portrayed Diana Carroll in List of a Lifetime. She still has several upcoming projects for 2022, including How to Make a Deal with the Devil.

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Shannen Doherty age

Shannen Doherty

How old is Shannen Doherty?

Shannen Doherty was born on born on 12 April 1971, and is currently 52 years old.

Who are Shannen Doherty’s parents?

She is the daughter of Rosa Elizabeth Doherty (mother) and John Thomas Doherty Jr. (father). Her mother worked as a beauty parlour owner, and her father was a mortgage consultant.

Is Shannen Doherty  married?

Shannen Doherty biography
Shannen Doherty husband is Kurt Iswarienko.

Who is Shannen Doherty’s husband?

In early 1993, Doherty was briefly engaged to Max Factor heir Dean Jay Factor before he filed for a restraining order on May 25, 1993.

He alleged physical violence and threats on the part of Doherty, although Doherty’s father claimed that the abuse came from Factor and not her.

On October 11, 1993, Doherty married Ashley Hamilton, the son of actor George Hamilton. They filed for divorce in April 1994.

In 2002, Doherty married Rick Salomon, but the marriage was annulled after nine months. On October 15, 2011, Doherty married photographer Kurt Iswarienko.

Does Shannon Doherty have any children?

Although Doherty has been in three marriages, she does not have children.

How much is Shannen Doherty worth?

Shannen has worked as an actress since she was ten years old. She transitioned to TV hosting and producing TV shows when she reached adulthood. Thus, she created her wealth from the salaries she received as an actress.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth portal, Shannen is worth approximately $5 million dollars. However, after her lawsuit victory, more than $6.3 million would be added to the actress’ wealth, making her total net worth approximately $11.3 million.

How is Shannen Doherty’s health now?

Shannen has stage four cancer that can only receive treatment but not a cure.

Is Shannen Doherty’s cancer in remission?

On 29 April 2017, her cancer went into remission but returned two years later.

Did Shannen Doherty pass away?

She is alive as of 2023.

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