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Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress, best known for her work as Brenda Walsh in ''Beverly Hills 90210'' and as Prue Halliwell in ''Charmed''.
She came to notice when she was cast as Jenny Wilder in ''Little House on the Prairie'', which she followed up with roles in films such as ''Heathers''. She was then cast as the oldest Witherspoon sibling, Kris, on the family drama ''Our House'', which ran from 1986 to 1988. Shannon then went on to appear in an episode of ''Magnum P.I.''.
She starred on the Aaron Spelling-produced ''Beverly Hills 90210'' for four years, from 1990 to 1994. Although her departure from the series was reportedly acrimonious, it didn't stop Spelling from casting her in another series, ''Charmed''. She left that series in 2001, after three years, claiming that her best work was being wasted on a show "for 12-year olds" (though rumors persist that her departure was against her will, due to a feud with costar Alyssa Milano). She hosted ''Scare Tactics'' on the Sci Fi channel until the 2004 season. She was a former regular on the failed TV series ''North Shore'', a return to her prime-time soap roots.
Her private life has also been turbulent, with a six month marriage to Ashley Hamilton, son of George Hamilton.
Image:Playboy0394.jpg|thumb|Shannen Doherty on the cover of ''Playboy'' March 1994
Doherty posed for a nine page pictorial in the December 2003 issue of ''Playboy'' magazine.
In 2005, she was cast in the new TV comedy ''Love, Inc. (TV series)|Love Inc.'' but was dropped from the show just months before the debut in fall.
According to some sources, she is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish and French.