Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Highest Rated: 79% Trick (1999)

Lowest Rated: 14% Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Birthday: May 16, 1973

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Actress and television personality Tori Spelling was born into Hollywood fame - her father was producer Aaron Spelling - though her own relationship with stardom was best described as rocky, with high points that included her starring role on "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) and ebb moments in which she confessed to various personal dramas on reality television series. Born Victoria Davey Spelling in Los Angeles, California on May 16, 1973, she was the daughter of television producer Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy. Spelling began appearing in guest roles on her father's television series, including "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1987) and "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1977-1984) while she was still in grade school, and by her late teens, had amassed a sizable resume of such appearances. In 1990, she earned her starmaking role as good girl Donna Martin on "Beverly Hills 90210." Her appearance on the series sparked rumors that she had been cast at the behest of her father, who produced the series and denied the allegations; for her part, Spelling did her best to dispel any negative allegations by working a tireless schedule of TV-movies and guest roles on other episodic series between seasons of "90210" until the show ran its course in 2000. The majority of these were made-for-TV potboilers, including the notorious camp-fest "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" (NBC, 1996). But as the decade worn down and "90210" declined in popularity, Spelling made the shrewd decision to try her hand at character roles in independent films. The results were surprisingly successful: she showed a knack for light comedy as a hapless newcomer to an eccentric family in "The House of Yes" (1997) and an aspiring actress in the gay-themed indie "Trick" (1999). Spelling received positive reviews for her performances, which led to a minor role as an exaggerated version of herself in Wes Craven's "Scream 2" (1997). But subsequent film projects went unnoticed, and an attempt to spoof her rich-kid persona on the sitcom "So Notorious" (VH1, 2006) earned critical praised but lasted just 10 episodes. By the new millennium, Spelling had become a staple of TV-movies, including the 2005 Lifetime project "Mind Over Murder." Though married at the time to actor/writer Charlie Shanian, she fell in love with her co-star, Dean McDermott, and after splitting from their respective spouses, married in 2006. The couple appeared in their first reality series, "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" (Oxygen, 2007-2012), which followed their attempts to launch a bed and breakfast business. But these and other efforts were largely overshadowed in the press by a slew of scandals, beginning in 2006 when Spelling received just $80,000 from her father's $500 million estate after his death that year. Bad blood between Spelling and her mother was alleged as the reason for the financial snub, but other problems soon surfaced: the couple struggled to remain financially afloat while also enjoying a lavish lifestyle, and battled constant rumors about an impending divorce. The latter reached a feverish pitch in 2013, when McDermott revealed that he had cheated on Spelling, which was covered in agonizing detail in the press and on their series, "True Tori" (Lifetime, 2014). The couple eventually appeared to regain their marriage, although their problems were far from over: they were sued by writers who claimed that the couple had appropriated their ideas for a reality series, "Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings" (Oxygen, 2011), and both Spelling and McDermott were sued by American Express and the state of California for unpaid debt. Spelling again attempted to rebound by pouring her past into a string of memoirs, starting in 2006 with the best-selling sTORI Telling while also maintaining a tireless schedule of reality show appearances, hosting opportunities and the occasional acting role. These included "Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever" (CMT, 2014), which found the couple living in rural Canada and attempting to restore a log cabin; she also appeared in a camp remake of "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger" (Lifetime, 2016), with a story by actor James Franco that replaced the original psycho-thriller plot with vampire gangs. In 2019, Spelling starred in and co-produced "BH90210" (Fox, 2019- ), a spoof of the series which reunited most of the original cast to play exaggerated versions of themselves. For the series, which lasted a single season, Spelling poked gentle fun at her ever-expanding brood of children with McDermott and their financial woes. Slightly more successful during this period was Spelling's appearance on the wildly popular "Masked Singer" (Fox, 2019- ), where she displayed an impressive singing voice while wearing an elaborate unicorn costume.

Highest rated movies

Trick
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
Cthulhu
The House of Yes
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Kiss the Bride
Scary Movie 2

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 21% Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Julie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 38% Izzie's Way Home April (Voice) - 2016
No Score Yet 58% The Mistle-Tones Marci (Character) - 2012
62% 29% Cthulhu Susan (Character) $15.2K 2008
No Score Yet 26% Housesitter Elise Crawford (Character) - 2007
38% 45% Kiss the Bride Alex (Character) $31.9K 2007
No Score Yet 50% Hush Nina Hamilton (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 55% Family Plan Charlie (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 24% Mind Over Murder Holly Winters (Character) - 2005
60% 20% 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Stpehanie (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 44% A Carol Christmas Carol Cartman (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 17% Naked Movie Iris Pytkin (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 52% Sol Goode Tammie (Character) - 2001
14% 52% Scary Movie 2 Alex (Character) $71.3M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perpetrators of the Crime Lucy (Character) - 1999
79% 83% Trick Katherine (Character) $2.0M 1999
62% 77% The House of Yes Lesly (Character) $636.2K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alibi Marti Gerrard (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 37% Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Laurel Lewisohn (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Deadly Pursuits Meredith (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 60% Coed Call Girl Joanna (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Awake to Danger Aimee McAdams (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 52% A Friend to Die For Stacy Lockwood (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Jenny O'Keefe (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messyness Guest 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump Self 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted Encounters Unknown (Character) 2019
68% 81% BH90210 Tori Spelling/Donna Martin (Character),
Executive Producer
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012-2014 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008-2012 2014 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
84% 78% RuPaul's Drag Race Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Today Bianca Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009-2010 2012 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet FABLife Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% True Tori Self,
Executive Producer
2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2014
69% 43% Mystery Girls Holly Hamilton (Character),
Executive Producer
2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fashion Police Guest,
Host
2011 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates Pirate Princess (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2013-2014
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah: Where Are They Now? Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hello Ross Guest 2013
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Craft Wars Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tori & Dean: Inn Love Self 2008-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings Self 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yo Gabba Gabba! Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Donna Martin' (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 68% Smallville Linda Lake (Guest Star) 2007 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Donna (Guest Voice) 2006
81% No Score Yet So NoTORIous Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Kim (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet 0% Less Than Perfect Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
0% No Score Yet The Help Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Donna Martin (Character) 1990-2000
22% No Score Yet Malibu Shores Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Mary McKenna (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blossom Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saved by the Bell Violet Bickerstaff (Guest Star) 1990-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1985 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983