Tori SpellingActor / Celebrity Relative
Born: 16 May 1973
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as: Donna Martin on Beverly Hills 90210
Tori Spelling's fame comes from her family name as well as from her various TV acting roles. Her father, Aaron Spelling, was the TV superproducer behind hits like The Love Boat
. He added Tori to the cast of his 1990s teen hit Beverly Hills 90210
, where she played the shy-but-blossoming Donna Martin from 1990-2000. She became a tabloid favorite due to a heady combination of cosmetic surgeries, relationship troubles, fan attacks on her acting skills, and (after her father's 2006 death) squabbles with her mother, Candy. Spelling's films include The House of Yes
(1997, with Parker Posey
), Scream 2
(1997) and Kiss the Bride
(2007). She married Dean McDermott in 2006. That same year they began co-starring in the cable TV "reality" series Tori and Dean: Inn Love
(later Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood
She has two children with McDermott: Liam (born in 2007) and Stella (b. 2008)… She was married to Charlie Shanian from 2004-2006… Her character, Donna Martin, was married in the 2000 finale of Beverly Hills 90210… Spelling and McDermott ran a bed and breakfast called Chateau La Rue in Fallbrook, California in 2006; it was the basis for their reality show Tori and Dean: Inn Love. They closed the inn in 2008 and their show shifted back to Hollywood.
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