Shannen Doherty rose to fame after appearing as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990–1994.
Everything about Shannen Doherty
Born on April 12, 1971, she started acting from a very young age and landed a recurring role of Jenny Wilder on Little House on the Prairie at the age of 11. After the show ended in 1983, she starred as Maggie Malene in the teen comedy movie, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, in 1985. The portrayal of Maggie came out as the breakout role for her as she was cast in family drama Our House, which ran from 1986 to 1988. Later, she appeared in her first major role in the movie, Heathers, following which, she started appearing as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills in 1990. In 1991, the role of Brenda earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series. Till date, she has appeared in more than 50 TV series and films including North Shore, Charmed and many more.
Breast cancer & remission
In 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes. A year later, she revealed that she was receiving an anti-estrogen treatment to reduce the tumor to enable the treatment by lumpectomy. Due to the presence of multiple tumors, single mastectomy was performed. However, surgery revealed that “one of the cancer cells was protruding out of the lymph node” for which she underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. On April 29, 2017, Doherty announced that her cancer was in remission. After the remission, she underwent reconstructive surgery in May and earlier this year she revealed that she has been struggling ever since. Currently, she appears in Heathers, which is the reboot of the 1988 movie of the same name. Most recently, Doherty starred in a Lifetime’s remake of No One Would Tell.
Net worth & Personal life
The 47-year-old is married to the international photographer, Kurt Iswarienko, since 2011. Before that, she was married to poker player Rick Salomon, but they ended up getting a divorce just after nine months. As of 2018, her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.