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Tori Spelling

Tori SpellingAKA Victoria Davey Spelling

Born: 16-May-1973
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Donna in Beverly Hills 90210

Tori Spelling played longtime virgin Donna Marie Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210 with Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, and received good reviews for the big-screen dark comedy The House of Yes with Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Parker Posey. She played a dog-walker on the quickly-cancelled sitcom The Help with David Faustino, and offered a scripted version of herself in the pseudo-reality show So NoTORIous, with Loni Anderson as Spelling's mother.

She was seven years old when she began her acting career, playing a victimized child on an episode of the detective show Vega$ with Robert Urich. At 10 she portrayed Parker Stevenson's daughter in the failed pilot for a detective show, Shooting Stars. As a pre-teen she sailed twice on The Love Boat with Gavin MacLeod, and came ashore twice on Fantasy Island with Ricardo Montalban. She made her movie debut in Troop Beverly Hills with Shelley Long, and she was an occasional student on Saved by the Bell before landing her star-making role on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Her father, of course, was television producer Aaron Spelling, who worked behind the scenes on virtually all of his daughter's early TV projects. Spelling and her mother, Candy Spelling, have been estranged since her mother struck up a close friendship with another man in the months before her father's death. Their strained relationship was worsened when Mrs Spelling, executor of her husband's estate -- estimated at nearly half-a-billion dollars -- limited her daughter's inheritance to a mere several hundred thousand dollars.

Spelling has been romantically linked almost exclusively with actors who played her romantic interests, including Brian Austin Green, Greg Vaughan, and Vincent Young from 90210. She met her first husband, comedian-actor Charlie Shanian, when they co-starred in a Los Angeles stage production of Maybe Baby, Itís You, but their wedding was delayed because Spelling's father insisted that his future son-in-law sign a prenuptial agreement. She left him after fourteen months of marriage, moving in with boyfriend and eventual second husband Dean McDermott, her co-star in the TV movie Mind Over Murder, who left his wife of twelve years and two children to pursue Spelling.

The geography of Spelling's nose was somewhat altered in a 1994 surgery, and while she has never admitted it, her breasts seemed to become larger and perkier in 2005. Her brother, Randy Spelling, is a part-time actor who visited 90210 as Steve's brother Ryan Sanders in several episodes, and played a high school doof named 'Flipper' in his father's short-lived Malibu Shores.

Father: Aaron Spelling (TV producer, b. 22-Apr-1923, d. 23-Jun-2006 stroke)
Mother: Carol Jean Marer Spelling ("Candy", Los Angeles Parks Commissioner, b. 20-Sep-1945)
Brother: Randall Gene Spelling ("Randy", actor, b. 9-Oct-1978)
Boyfriend: Nick Savalas (son of actor Telly Savalas, together late 1980s)
Boyfriend: Brian Austin Green (actor, together early 1990s)
Boyfriend: Greg Vaughan (actor, together 1990s)
Boyfriend: Vincent Young (actor, together 1999-2001)
Boyfriend: Rick Alvarez (movie producer, together 2001-02)
Husband: Charlie Shanian (actor/writer, dated 2002-04, m. 3-Jul-2004, sep. 2005, div. 20-Apr-2006)
Husband: Dean McDermott (actor, cohabited 2005-06, m. 7-May-2006, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Liam Aaron McDermott (b. 13-Mar-2007)
Daughter: Stella Doreen McDermott (b. 9-Jun-2008)
Daughter: Hattie Margaret McDermott (b. 10-Oct-2011)
Son: Finn Davey McDermott (b. 30-Aug-2012)

    High School: Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA

    Endorsement of NutriSystem
    Breast Augmentation Surgery
    Ordained by the Universal Life Church Minister
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Yoga

    So noTORIous Herself (2006)
    Beverly Hills, 90210 Donna Martin (1990-2000)

    Kiss the Bride (23-Jul-2007)
    Cthulhu (14-Jun-2007)
    Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (23-Jul-2005) [VOICE]
    Family Plan (12-Feb-2005)
    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (6-May-2004) · Stephanie
    A Carol Christmas (7-Dec-2003)
    Sol Goode (26-Sep-2003) · Tammie
    Scary Movie 2 (4-Jul-2001) · Alex
    Trick (27-Jan-1999)
    Scream 2 (12-Dec-1997)
    The Alibi (16-Mar-1997)
    The House of Yes (Jan-1997) · Lesly
    Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (30-Sep-1996)
    Coed Call Girl (11-Feb-1996)
    Deadly Pursuits (8-Jan-1996)
    Awake to Danger (13-Mar-1995)
    Death of a Cheerleader (26-Sep-1994)
    Troop Beverly Hills (22-Mar-1989)
    The Three Kings (17-Dec-1987)

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