Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Highest Rated: 93% Night Shift (1982)

Lowest Rated: 7% Hot Seat (2022)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1971

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Despite a reputation for occasionally being difficult to work with, Shannen Doherty put together a career that started in childhood and continued through the various challenges of adulthood. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, she made her screen debut at 10 on the family drama "Father Murphy" (NBC, 1981-83). That appearance on that show, produced by Michael Landon, led to her being cast as Jenny Wilder on the final season of "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC, 1974-83), a role that she would reprise in a series of television films. She continued making guest appearances on television shows like "Magnum P.I." (CBS, 1980-88) and "Highway to Heaven" (NBC, 1984-89). She also starred with Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt in the teen comedy "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1985). She was cast as one of the leads, playing Wilford Brimley's granddaughter, in the TV series "Our House" (NBC, 1986-88). After the show's run, she appeared with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater in the iconic teen film "Heathers" (1988). Her place in pop culture became fixed with her role in Aaron Spelling's teen hit "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX, 1990-2000). Playing Brenda Walsh opposite Jason Priestly, Luke Perry, and Jennie Garth, the actress became caught up in a whirlwind of publicity that surrounded the show's meteoric rise. She left the show after four seasons, and went on to star in Kevin Smith's "Mallrats" (1995). A string of pulpy television movies, including "Sleeping with the Devil" (CBS, 1997) and "Satan's School for Girls" (ABC, 2000) followed. She returned to series television with her role as Prue Halliwell, one of three witch sisters along with Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano, in "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006). After leaving that show, she spent a season hosting the prank show "Scare Tactics" (SyFy, 2003-13) and starred in the reality show "Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty" (Oxygen, 2006). She soon after began revisiting her past roles, starting with guest starring appearances as Brenda Walsh on the "Beverly Hills, 90210" follow-up "90210" (The CW, 2008-13). She also teamed up with Combs for the travel program "Off the Map With Shannen and Holly" (Great American Country, 2015). In 2015, she began treatments for cancer, but continued acting periodically. She revisited another of her earlier projects when she appeared in the TV version of "Heathers" (Paramount, 2018). She returned once more to Brenda Walsh when she joined most of the original cast to play herself for a meta continuation of "Beverly Hills, 90210," entitled "BH90210" (FOX, 2019- ).

Highest rated movies

Night Shift
Mallrats Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Bethany
Burning Palms
Girls Just Want to Have Fun




7% 17% Hot Seat Chief Pam Connelly (Character) - 2022
20% 69% Fortress Dobbs (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet List of a Lifetime Diana Carroll (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying to Belong Katherine (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undateable John Charlene (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 58% No One Would Tell Laura Collins (Character) - 2018
38% 44% Bethany Susan (Character),
- 2017
No Score Yet 29% Back in the Day Maria (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 16% Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys Cate (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet All I Want for Christmas Brenda Patterson (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 24% Witchslayer Gretl Gretl (Character) - 2012
38% 35% Burning Palms Dr. Shelly (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing the Big One Emma Silver (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encounter With Danger Lori (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 15% Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon Susan Jordan (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 39% Kiss Me Deadly Marta (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 52% Christmas Caper Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 51% Category 7: The End of the World Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 45% View of Terror Celeste Timmerman (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 32% The Rendering Sarah Reynolds (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 29% Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay Lexi Wilcox (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 53% Another Day Kate (Character) - 2001
52% 75% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Rene Mosier (Character) $30.1M 2001
No Score Yet 42% Satan's School for Girls Beth Hammersmith/Karen Oxford (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% Striking Poses Gage Sullivan (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ticket CeeCee Reicker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 72% Friends 'Til the End Heather Romley (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 62% Sleeping With the Devil Rebecca Dubrovich (Character) - 1997
57% 82% Mallrats Rene Mosier (Character) $1.8M 1995
No Score Yet 40% Almost Dead Katherine (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbreakers Angel (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story Margaret (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 38% Blindfold: Acts of Obsession Madeleine Dalton (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 60% Obsessed Lorie Brindel (Character) - 1992
93% 83% Heathers Heather Duke (Character) $1.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freeze Frame Kris Witherspoon (Character) - 1989
36% 77% Girls Just Want to Have Fun Maggie Malene (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Lover Peter Fielding (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House: Bless All the Dear Children Jenny Wilder (Character) - 1984
93% 85% The Secret of NIMH Teresa (Voice) - 1982
93% 63% Night Shift Bluebird (Character) - 1982


No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2019 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
81% 51% Riverdale Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
68% 81% BH90210 Shannen Doherty/Brenda Walsh (Character),
Executive Producer
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off the Map: Extra Shannenigans Host 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016
51% 72% The New Normal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2010
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Brenda Walsh (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty Host 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Faith Clavell (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 100% North Shore Alexandra Hudson (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scare Tactics Host 2003-2004
No Score Yet 91% Charmed Prudence Pru Halliwell (Character),
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Brenda Walsh (Character) 1990-1994
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1993
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Janine (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our House Kris Witherspoon (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Shelley Fowler (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Jenny Wilder (Character) 1982-1983