Full Name: Shannen Maria Doherty
Claim to fame: Star of TV shows Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed
Previous dance experience: None. According to People mag, "Doherty says she doesn’t have much dancing experience beyond taking tap classes as a kid, but she’s excited for the challenge."
Shannen Doherty is a TV icon who is also well-known for her off-screen antics and catfights. She began her career at age 11, starring as Jenny Wilder on Little House: A New Beginning. Doherty gained fame as Brenda Walsh on the popular television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and later as Prue Halliwell on Charmed.
Over the course of her career, she has appeared in numerous made-for-TV-movies, television series, and films including Heathers and Mallrats. Shannen later went on to produce and star in her own reality show, Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty, for the Oxygen Network in 2006.
Recently, Shannen reprised her role as Brenda Walsh on the CW’s rebooted version of 90210, and is also the author of the upcoming book, Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude, which is scheduled to be published in November 2010. Can hardly wait to read that one...
Achievements and Awards:
Doherty has been nominated for several rising young star acting awards, but has never won.