Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

About Shannen Doherty

Shannen Maria Doherty ( born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, author and television director, known for her work as Heather Duke in (1989) Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in (1990-1994) Beverly Hills, 90210 and its spinoff series (2008) 90210, and as Prue Halliwell in (1998-2001) Charmed . Doherty has also starred in (1985) Girls Just Want to Have Fun, (1995) Mallrats, (1996) Gone In The Night, (1997) Sleeping with the Devil, (2001) Another Day, (2005) Category 7, (2007) Christmas Caper and (2010) Burning Palms. Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Rosa Elizabeth (nee Wright), a beauty parlor owner, and John Thomas Doherty, Jr., a mortgage consultant. She has an older brother (by four years) named Sean.