|Real Name:||Shannen Maria Doherty|
|Birthday:||April 12, 1971|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Occupation:||American actress, producer, and television director|
Shannen Maria Doherty, famous for her roles in Beverly Hills, Little House on the Prairie, Charmed, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and more. The American actress, producer, and television director struggles with health issues in the past few years. But she doesn’t give up. How much is Shannen Doherty’s fortune?
We take a look at her net worth, career journey, ups, and downs.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she has Irish ancestry on her father’s side. She also has Scots-Irish ancestry on her mother’s side. Her family raised her in the Southern Baptist faith.
Doherty started her career in 1982 with guest roles in series Voyagers and Father Murphy. The same year, at the age of 11, she won the recurring role of Jenny Wilder on Little House on the Prairie. Michael Landon produced the show. She appeared in all but four episodes of the show.
In 1984, she appeared in an episode of Airwolf, an appearance that earned her a nomination as Best Young Actress.
Her first major movie role came in 1988 in the movie Heathers. She portrayed Heather Duke. And then in 1990, she achieved international stardom thanks to her appearance in Beverly Hills 90210. Shannen portrayed Brenda Walsh, a newcomer to Beverly Hills with her brother Brandon Walsh. In 1991 and 1992, she earned a Young Artist Award nomination.
In 1994, she left the show at the end of the fourth season. Following her exit from the show, she appeared in a couple of movies, including Mallrats in 1995. After leaving the show, she wanted to shed the good girl image. So, she posed nude for Playboy magazine in December 1993 and then a spread in March 1994. She again posed for the magazine in December 2003 on a 10-page pictorial.
In 1998, Doherty got another big television role, this time on Charmed. The show about three witch sisters further increased her international stardom. Same as with Beverly Hills, she didn’t see the end of the show. Shannen left the show after the third season.
During 2007, she appeared in two television projects, Kiss Me Deadly: A Jacob Keane Assignment and Christmas Caper.
In 2008, 14 years since her television appearance as Brenda Walsh, she joined the cast of Beverly Hills for a spinoff series.
In March 2010, Doherty joined the Dancing with the Stars tenth season. Paired with Mark Ballas, a two-time champion, she got eliminated in the second week.
In 2014, Doherty and former Charmed co-star, Holly Marie Combs, started their own reality show . Called Off the Map with Shannen & Holly, the road-trip reality premiered on Great American Country. They filmed six episodes, traveling across America with stops in Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
In November 2016, she joined the cast of Heathers television series. Doherty played the mother of one of the new generation of Heathers, getting back to the Heathers family.
Shannen reprised her role of Brenda Walsh once again, for a six-episode sequel in 2019 on Fox.
During her career, Doherty had a couple of relationships and marriages. In early 1993, she got briefly engaged to Max Factor heir, Dean Jay Factor. But broke off quickly. And then in October 1993, she got married to Ashley Hamilton. One year later, they filed for a divorce.
In 2002, she got married to Rick Salomon, but after nine months, they annulled their marriage. In October 2011, she got married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko.
In the past few years, Doherty struggles with health issues. Her troubles started many years ago. In 1999, she got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. And in March 2015, she got diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes.
In February 2016, Doherty started an anti-estrogen treatment to shrink the tumor. She also underwent a single mastectomy in May 2016. She followed it up with chemo and radiotherapy. In April 2017, she announced her cancer partially disappeared.
But then in February 2020, Shannen announced her cancer reached stage four. In the months since, she struggled to make ends with the acknowledgment. But in the past few weeks, Doherty looks happier and more at peace with everything happening. But she doesn’t want to give up yet.
Shannen Doherty is a popular actress, producer, director, and author. During her career, she appeared in a couple of iconic television shows, including Little House on the Prairie, Beverly Hills, Charmed, and more. And she earned a lot. She also posed nude for Playboy.
But despite her earnings, she also confessed to having money spending habits, especially shopping binges. Some reports estimate that she earned $17,500 per episode for Beverly Hills. And she earned $75,000 per episode of Charmed.
For the 2008 reboot of Beverly Hills, she earned between $40,000 and $50,000 per episode. As of December 2020, Shannen Doherty’s wealth is more than $5 million.
- 7 nominations for Best Young Actress by Young Artist Awards
- 2 nominations by Academy of Science Fiction, Saturn Awards for her performance in Charmed
- In 2007, she got a nominee by Land Award for “Break Up that was so bad it was good”, shared with Luke Perry
- Appeared in a few iconic shows including Beverly Hills, Charmed, Little House on the Prairie
- Posed nude three times for Playboy magazine