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Shannen Doherty.

Shannen Doherty portrays Prudence Halliwell in Matt's Charmed Spinoff - Blessed.

She also portrayed P. Bowen in Season 2 of Charmed as well as Zile when he shapeshifted into Prue.

Her IMDb can be found here: here



Shannen Maria Doherty was born on April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Rosa, a beauty parlor owner, and John Thomas Doherty, a mortgage consultant. She has an older brother (by four years) named Sean. Doherty has Irish ancestry with Catholic roots, though she was raised in her mother's Southern Baptist religion. Shannen was brought up in Memphis in Tennessee and at the age of seven her family moved to Los Angeles, California. Shannen was confident that she wanted to become an actress and by the age of ten her dream came true.

Shannen was a confident student always making sure to get exceptional grades and although quite popular, she preferred to have a few close friends rather than a large crowd of friends. In fact, Shannen and Holly Marie Combs were good friends even before Charmed, and it was Holly who persuaded her to audition. Ironically, the producers at first actually wanted Shannen to portray Piper Halliwell and Holly to portray Prue Halliwell.

Shannen was married to Ashley Hamilton, son of actor George Hamilton, from September 1993 to April 1994, when they divorced. Her second marriage only lasted for from January 25, 2002 till 2003, to Rick Salomon; It was annulled in 2003. On July 20, 2011, Shannen got engaged to photographer Kurt Iswarienko who she started dating in November 2008. They got married on October 15, 2011 in Malibu, California. The married couple will star in a one-hour reality series that follows them as they plan their wedding.

On November 9th, 2010, Shannen's father John Thomas Doherty passed away after a long bout with ill health, he was 66; Shannen has said "I love him with ever inch of my being. I can't imagine life without him."

In August, 2015, Shannen announced that she is battling breast cancer. She was first diagnosed in March 2015.


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