Quick facts
Birth date 12 Apr, 1971
Age 48 yrs
Occupations Television actor
Film actor
Stage actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Memphis
Education George D. Chamberlain High School
Gender Female
Description Actress, director
Spouse Ashley Hamilton[1993-1994]
Rick Salomon[2002-2003]
Kurt Iswarienko[ M. 2011]

Shannen Doherty was born in the year 1971 on April 12. Doherty has grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the daughter of a beauty parlor owner, whose name is Rosa and Tom Doherty, who is an established mortgage consultant. She has a family background of Irish ancestry on her father's side and English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry on her mother's side.

However, she has received the denomination of her mother's Southern Baptist culture. She was very fascinated by acting since early childhood. She was engaged to several drama and theatre groups since childhood. She even excelled in dance and singing. Doherty has always been very health conscious, especially from the time when she has stepped into the film industry and the glamour world of modelling.

Coming to her personal life, it has been known that she was engaged to Max Factor heir, Dean Jay Factor in the year 1993. The relationship ended in the same year leading to some physical violence case. After ending the relationship with Max Factor on October 11, in the year 1993, Doherty got married to Ashley Hamilton who is the son of actor George Hamilton. After a year of marital life, they filed for divorce in April 1994.

In 2002, Doherty got married to Rick Salomon, but again, leading to some differences between them, the marriage was called off after nine months. On October 15, 2011, Doherty married photographer Kurt Iswarienko. The couple is leading a happy marital life in Malibu, California.


Shannen Doherty stepped in the industry with a TV series, known as Voyagers! and later in Father Murphy. She was given the opportunity to impart the role of Jenny Wilder on the popular Little House on the Prairie.

Doherty stayed in the series until the show's cancellation in 1983. In 1982, Doherty gave a voice over to the animated film, known as The Secret of NIMH. In the next year, 1985, Doherty appeared as Maggie Malene in the popular teen movie comedy, Girls Just Want to Have Fun. She was starred alongside actresses Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker. The popular family drama Our House, from the year 1986 to 1988. This role has fetched her several Young Artist Award nominations.

She next appeared in an episode of Magnum, P.I. ("A Sense of Debt"), followed by an early episode of Airwolf for which she was nominated as Best Young Actress: Guest in a Series at the 6th Youth in Film Awards in 1984.

Last Modified: 04 Aug, 2018

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