2020-02-06

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  April 12, 1971
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Shannon was raised in her mother's Southern Baptist denomination

Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis Tennessee in 1971. Her mother was a beauty parlor owner and her father was a mortgage consultant at a bank. Doherty got her start in Hollywood as a child actor, most widely known for her recurring role of Jenny Wilder on "Little House on the Prairie." She later would star in multiple TV series, movies, and her own reality show, which aired in 2006, called “Breaking up with Shannen Doherty.” In 2015, Doherty was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. After going into remission in 2017, Doherty revealed on February 4, 2020 that her cancer had returned and she currently had stage four breast cancer.


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