8 Things You Didn’t Know About Shannen Doherty
Actress Shannen Doherty’s life in Hollywood has been quite turbulent. From a child actress to the star of hugely successful series such as Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed, there were few who did not know who she was. Now, the actress is bravely sharing her battle with cancer and is opening up about her life more and more. Here are 8 things many do not know about Shannen Doherty:
8. Early Life
Shannen Marie Doherty was born on April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennesse, to Rosa and Tom Doherty. Growing up, Shannen’s mother Rosa was a beauty parlor owner while her father worked as a mortgage consultant, and she has one older brother, Sean. When she was only 7 years old, her family moved to Los Angeles and Doherty quickly took an interest in acting, and landed her first role on the series Father Murphy at the age of 10.
7. Legal Issues
In the early years of her career it seems Shannen Doherty had quite a few run-ins with the law. In 1993, Doherty had to go court because California’s United Bank claimed that the actress had bounced more than 70 checks. A few years later she was sentenced to anger-management counseling after she got into an argument with a 22 year old guy and reportedly smashed a beer bottle on his car window. Then in December of 1997, she was arrested by California Highway Patrol for drunk driving and reportedly refused to submit to a chemical test and in 2001 was sentenced to 20 days of work-release duty, three years probation and a fine of $1500.