Shannen Maria Doherty was born on April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee. When she was seven, her father, Tom Doherty, her mother, Rosa Doherty and her brother, Sean Doherty (born in 1967), moved to Los Angeles. As a child, Shannen was always outgoing. She always participated in school plays and earned good grades, but she was also a very solitary child. She prefered being by herself father than playing with other children. Shannen Doherty's first role was as Drusilla Shannon when she guest starred on "Father Murphy." Micheal Landon discovered her after viewing this episode and cast her as Jenny Wilder when Doherty was just 11 years old in the series ''Little House: A New Beginning.'' She then went on to star in the series ''Our House'' with Wilford Brimley and Deidre Hall. Moving effortlessly between television and film, Doherty starred in the teen comedy ''Girls Just Want to Have Fun'' with Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker. In 1989, Shannen starred with Christian Slater and Winona Ryder in the 1989 black comedy ''Heathers,'' which was a big success. In 1990, she got the part of Brenda Walsh in Aaron Spelling's teend drama, "Beverly Hills, 90210." As 90210 and Shannen became more popular, Shannen's personal life began to spin out of control. Her every move was printed in the tabloids, and it was usually very exaggerated. After 4 years on 90210, Shannen decided to leave the show, but the tabloids claimed that she was fired. It was later learned that it was a mutual decision between Shannen and Aaron Spelling. After leaving 90210, Shannen kept a low personal profile but kept on working on other projects such as "Almost Dead," and the critically acclaimed ''Mall Rats,'' directed by Kevin Smith. Doherty also won rave reviews for her performance as the famous ''Gone With the Wind'' author in the television movie ''A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story,'' and starred opposite Antonio Sabato Jr. in the Showtime original film ''Jailbreakers,'' directed by William Friedkin. She also starred in the miniseries ''Gone in the Night'' and ''Robert Kennedy and His Times,'' as well as the TV movies ''Sleeping with the Devil,'' ''The Ticket'' and ''Friends 'Til the End.'' In 1998, Shannen was cast as Prue Halliwell in Aaron Spelling's new television show "Charmed" with newcomers Lori Rom and Holly Marie Combs. Lori Rom, who was originally cast as Phoebe Halliwell, backed out of the show at last minute and "Melrose Place" star Alyssa Milano, was cast in her place. Tabloids stated that Shannen and Alyssa were bitter enemies, but both deny the rumours. (Copied from The Shannen Doherty Shrine.)
Prue was the wise and oldest Halliwell sister, with the power of Telekinesis and Astral Projection! She grew up with her sisters, Piper and Phoebe, and their grandmother, Grams. She worked at a museum for a while, but quit after it was revealed to her that her ex-boyfriend Roger, who was also her boss, was a big creep! She worked at Buckland's for a while, then got back in touch with her dreams to become a Photographer. However, her life was cut short, when the Charmed Ones were attacked by The Source's assassin, Shax.
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