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Shannen Doherty Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Career, Health Update, Net Worth, and More

Shannen Doherty, is an American actress renowned for her diverse roles in television and film, has portrayed characters such as Jenny Wilder in “Little House on the Prairie” and Maggie Malene in “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”


Age- 52 years

Height- 5 feet 4 inches

Weight- 58 Kg

Born-12 April 1971

Birthplace-Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Spouse-Kurt Iswarienko (m. 2011–2023), Rick Salomon (m. 2002–2003), Ashley Hamilton (m. 1993–1994)

Profession-American actress

Nationality- American


Shannen Doherty is the daughter of John Thomas Doherty Jr. and Rosa Elizabeth Doherty. Her father was employed in a bank, and her mother owned a beauty parlor. Additionally, she has an older brother named Sean B. Doherty.

Shannen Doherty mother



In 1993, Shannen Doherty was briefly engaged to Dean Jay Factor, the heir of Max Factor, before he sought a restraining order on May 25, 1993, citing allegations of physical violence and threats from Doherty. Subsequently, on October 11, 1993, she married Ashley Hamilton, the son of actors George Hamilton and Alana Collins. However, their marriage ended in divorce in April 1994.

In 2002, Doherty tied the knot with Rick Salomon, but their union was annulled after nine months. On October 15, 2011, she married photographer Kurt Iswarienko in Malibu, California. However, in April 2023, Doherty announced her decision to file for divorce from Iswarienko.

Shannen Doherty husband


In 1982, Shannen Doherty made guest appearances on TV shows like “Voyagers!” and “Father Murphy,” created by Michael Landon. Doherty voiced a character in the animated film “The Secret of NIMH” in 1982. Following this, she appeared in an episode of “Magnum, P.I.” and an early episode of “Airwolf,” earning a nomination for Best Young Actress at the Youth in Film Awards in 1984.

In 1985, Doherty starred as Maggie Malene in the teen comedy “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” alongside Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Doherty’s initial major motion picture role came in the 1988 dark comedy “Heathers.” Her portrayal of Brenda in “Beverly Hills, 90210” earned her Young Artist Award nominations in 1991 and 1992. Departing the show after its fourth season in 1994, she later posed for Playboy magazine in 1993 and 2003.

Shannen Doherty career

In 2003, she hosted the Sci Fi Channel’s “Scare Tactics” and returned to prime-time soap operas with “North Shore” (2004-2005) and the pilot for “Love Inc” (2005). Doherty appeared in the British sitcom “Bo! in the USA” (2006) and featured on the Swedish TV show “High Chaparall” in 2008.

Rejoining the “Beverly Hills, 90210” spinoff in 2008, she ventured into films like “Burning Palms” (2010) and competed on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2010. She voiced characters in FEARnet’s animated web series “Mari-Kari” (2010) and starred in the reality series “Shannen Says” in 2012.

In 2014, Doherty and Holly Marie Combs co-starred in the road-trip reality show “Off the Map with Shannen & Holly.” She reprised her role as Brenda Walsh in the BH90210 sequel in 2019.

In 2021, she appeared in the movie “Fortress” alongside Jesse Metcalfe, Bruce Willis, and others, released by Lionsgate Films on December 17, 2021.

Net Worth 2023

Shannen Doherty’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

Shannen Doherty’s Battle: Breast Cancer Spreads to Bones

Renowned for her portrayal of Brenda in the teen soap opera Beverly Hills 90210, actress Shannen Doherty disclosed that her stage 4 breast cancer has now metastasized to her bones. In a candid interview with People, the 52-year-old shared her resilience and determination to forge ahead despite this challenging development.

Expressing her steadfast attitude, Doherty stated, “I don’t want to die. I’m not done with living. I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with hopefully changing things for the better. I’m just not — I’m not done.”

Shannen Doherty Breast Cancer Spreads to Bones

Initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, Doherty underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, achieving remission in 2017. However, in 2020, she disclosed on Good Morning America that the cancer had returned, progressing to metastatic stage 4 breast cancer, indicating its spread to other areas beyond the initial tumor site.

In a June 2023 Instagram post, Doherty revealed that the cancer had extended to her brain. She shared that she underwent surgery five months prior to remove a brain tumor, affectionately naming it Bob.

Since receiving her diagnosis, she has been deliberate in portraying the harsh reality of the disease, aiming to impart valuable insights from her journey to benefit others. Expressing her motivation, she stated, “My hope in sharing is that we all become more educated, more familiar with what cancer looks like.”

To delve further into her experiences, the actress will delve into her diagnosis on her upcoming memoir podcast titled “Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty,” scheduled for release on December 6 on iHeartRadio.

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