Shannen Doherty

Doherty in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Shannen Maria Doherty

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 12, 1971

Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French

Shannen Doherty is an American actress, producer, author, and director. She starred in the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed. Shannen is married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko.

Shannen’s paternal grandfather was named John Thomas Doherty.

Shannen’s maternal grandfather was Lloyd Buford Wright (the son of Benjamin Richard Wright and Bertie Murphey). Lloyd was born in Arkansas. Benjamin was the son of James Wilson Wright and Sallie Beth Montgomery. Betie was the daughter of Ferdinand Eugene Murphey and Margaret Ann “Maggie” Pippen.

Shannen’s maternal grandmother was Hilda Mae Parker (the daughter of Jesse P. Parker and Rosa Mae Powell).

Sources: Genealogy of Shannen Doherty –

Genealogy of Shannen Doherty (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Shannen Doherty (focusing on her mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

38 Responses

  1. luckystar says:

    She looks British-Irish in the movie “Heathers”. Now she is Plasticoid.

  2. neiltennant says:

    i have met her 2001 on a german talkshow
    that talkshow was so lame

    but then there was a child in my age at that time who had a wish

    the talk host suprised him with a big shannen doherty picture made of paper

    and the boy cried and was happy

    and than after a couple of seconds SHANNEN DOHERTY came from behind the picture and met the boy

    she was so natural and that was one of the highlights on that show

    She was shy and beautiful and talked about beeing allergic on CHOCOLATE and WOOL

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.