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Shannen Doherty Wikipedia: Age, Children, Parents and Ethnicity

Shannen Doherty Wikipedia is trending over the internet is a famous American actress widely known for her role as Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie, and as Maggie Malene in Girls Just Want to Have Gun.

Doherty as an actress has worked on several movies and television series throughout her career span of over four decades and still running.

She began appearing on the big screen as a child actress age at 11. Doherty is also remembered for her appearances as Kris Witherspoon in Our House (1986-1988), Heather Duke in Heathers (1989), Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-1994), and more.

Well, having a remarkable career as an actress, people are curious to know about Shannen Doherty’s personal and professional career.

Shannen Doherty Bio

Full Name Shannen Maria Doherty
Date of Birth April 12, 1971
Birthplace Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Age 52 years old
Occupation Actress
Parents Father: John Thomas Doherty Jr.
Mother: Rosa Elizabeth Doherty
Siblings Sean Doherty
Height 5 feet 3 inches
Nationality American
Religion Christian (Southern Baptist)
Ethnicity Mixed
Spouses Ashley Hamilton (m. 1993, div. 1994)
Rick Salomon (m. 2002, div. 2003)
Kurt Iswarienko (m. 2011, div. 2023)
Children None
Social Media Instagram, Twitter

Shannen Doherty Wikipedia: Age and Parents

Shannen Doherty was born on April 12, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. As of 2024, Doherty is living in her early 50s i.e., 52 years of age.

She was born to her father, John Thomas Doherty Jr, and her mother, Rosa Elizabeth Doherty. Shannen grew up with her brother, Sean Doherty.

Shannen Doherty Ethnicity and Religion

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, Shannen Doherty holds an American nationality.

Likewise, she belongs to the mixed ethnic group as her father is of Irish Catholic ancestry her mother is of English, Scottish, and Scotch-Irish descent.

As per her religious belief, Doherty believes in and follows the Christian religion as she was raised in her mother’s Southern Baptist faith.

Shannen Doherty Husband and Children

American actress, Shannen Doherty has been married three times till 2023 and before her marriage, she was initially engaged to Max Factor heir Dean Jay Factor in early 1993.

However, the engagement didn’t turn into marriage as Dean filed for a restraining order on March 25, 1993.

The same year on October 11, Shannen Doherty married Ashley Hamilton, an actor, comedian, and singer-songwriter. Also, Ashley is the son of famous actors, George Hamilton and Alana Collins.

Sadly, the couple was separated and divorced within a year of marriage in April 1994.

After that, she was married to Rick Salomon, an American poker player in 2002. Again, Doherty’s second marriage didn’t last even a year. They were divorced after nine months of marriage in 2003.

Shannen then married Kurt Iswarienko on October 15, 2011, in Malibu, California. Well, recently on April 2023, Shannen and Kurt got divorced and lived separately after.

Talking about her children, this actress has no children even through her three marriages.

Shannen Doherty Health Issues

Shannen Doherty was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, (a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any segment of the gastrointestinal tract) in 1999.

Also, in March 2015, Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes.

Due to the complications of the cancer, she had to go through chemotherapy and radiotherapy following surgery.

On April 29, 2017, she mentioned that her cancer was in remission. But, after a few years on February 4, 2020, Doherty announced that her cancer returned and she was on stage four cancer.

In June 2023, she mentioned, that her cancer had spread to her brain and was terminal. Again, on November 2023, Doherty mentioned her cancer had spread to her bones.

Likewise, in January 2024, she mentioned she was undergoing a new cancer treatment and was successfully breaking through the blood-brain barrier.

Shannen Doherty Social Media

American actress, Shannen Doherty is an active social media user who has gained millions of followers on her social platforms.

Doherty is active on her Twitter account with 569K followers and her Instagram account with 2.1 Million followers.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Shannen Doherty?

Shannen Doherty is an American actress.

How old is Shannen Doherty?

Shannen Doherty is 52 years old.

What happened to Shannen Doherty?

Shannen Doherty has a level four breast cancer. She has recently gone through a new cancer treatment and was successful in breaking through the blood-brain barrier.

Is Shannen Doherty currently married?

No, Shannen Doherty is single as of 2024.

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