Shannen Doherty is an American actor and director. Doherty portrays Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 and "herself" on BH90210.


Although Doherty attained teen-idol status in 1990 with her portrayal of Midwestern transplant Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210[1] [2], the 19-year-old was already a show-business veteran, having spent the prior decade appearing on TV series such as Little House on the Prairie and popular films including the cult flick Heathers. Doherty left 90210 in 1994 and went on to star in 1995 Kevin Smith comedy Mallrats.

In 1998 Doherty re-teamed with Beverly Hills, 90210 executive producer Aaron Spelling for the TV series Charmed, playing a family orientated, responsible modern-day witch. Following her exit from that series in 2001, Doherty branched out into reality TV, hosting series including Scare Tactics and Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty. In 2008, the actress reprised her role as Brenda Walsh on the reinvented 90210. Doherty appeared in the 2018 TV Land series Heathers, based on the 1988 film in which Doherty originally starred.[3]


  • Writer/producer on Seasons 3–7 of Beverly Hills, 90210, Larry Mollin, lamented in a 2010 interview the departure of Shannen Doherty, saying that ”the writers loved Shannen”. [4]
  • Film debut in 1982 voicing Teresa in the animated adventure The Secrets of NIMH.
  • Was cast as Jenny Wilder on Little House on the Prairie by Michael Landon after he saw her performance in Father Murphy.
  • Appeared in the Slaughter music video "Real Love."
  • Was featured in Playboy magazine in 1993 and as the cover girl in December 2003.
  • Lent her voice to the Web series Mari-Kari (2010), playing the dual parts of a girl and her evil twin.


FILM (selected)
2017 Bethany Susan
2013 Bukowski Katharina Bukowski
2010 Burning Palms Dr. Shelly
1995 Mallrats Rene Mosier
1988 Heathers Heather Duke
TV (selected)
2019 Riverdale Woman Saved by Fred Andrews Shannen Doherty in "Riverdale" Season 4 Premiere
2019 BH90210 "Shannen Doherty"/Brenda Walsh Starring
Executive producer
2018 Heathers JD's Mom/Dr. Destiny 3 episodes
2010 Mari-Kari Mari/Kari (voice) Main
Web series
8 episodes
2004—2005 North Shore Alexandra Hudson Recurring
11 episodes
1998–2001 Charmed Prue Halliwell Starring
66 episodes
1990–1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 Brenda Walsh/Wendy Edwards Starring
118 episodes
1986—1988 Our House Kris Witherspoon 46 episodes
1982—1983 Little House on the Prairie Jenny Wilder 18 episodes

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