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Also Known As: Tori Spelling Mcdermott, Tori Spelling-Mcdermott, Victoria Davey Spelling Died:
Born: May 16, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor

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From the moment she was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, Victoria "Tori" Spelling seemingly lived a fantasy life all young girls could only dream of. After being raised in the largest home in Los Angeles - albeit in the shadow of her famous father, producer Aaron Spelling, whose first love was always his iconic résumé of TV hits - Spelling would enter the public consciousness as the virginal Donna Martin on the teen soap phenomenon, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000). However the young actress endured the high price of fame with charges of nepotism that she rarely lived down during her run on one of her father's biggest series. During the show's decade-long run, Spelling managed to step out of daddy's shadow as well as Donna Martin's by landing critically lauded roles in the indie films "The House of Yes" (1997) and "Trick" (1999), proving she could, indeed, act. Spelling would go on to star as herself in "So NoTORIous" (VH1, 2006- ), a semi-fictional show based on the often crazy life she had led. But the show's brief run was bittersweet for Spelling who not only found herself in a very public battle with her mother, Candy Spelling over her onscreen depiction, but also...

From the moment she was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, Victoria "Tori" Spelling seemingly lived a fantasy life all young girls could only dream of. After being raised in the largest home in Los Angeles - albeit in the shadow of her famous father, producer Aaron Spelling, whose first love was always his iconic résumé of TV hits - Spelling would enter the public consciousness as the virginal Donna Martin on the teen soap phenomenon, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000). However the young actress endured the high price of fame with charges of nepotism that she rarely lived down during her run on one of her father's biggest series. During the show's decade-long run, Spelling managed to step out of daddy's shadow as well as Donna Martin's by landing critically lauded roles in the indie films "The House of Yes" (1997) and "Trick" (1999), proving she could, indeed, act. Spelling would go on to star as herself in "So NoTORIous" (VH1, 2006- ), a semi-fictional show based on the often crazy life she had led. But the show's brief run was bittersweet for Spelling who not only found herself in a very public battle with her mother, Candy Spelling over her onscreen depiction, but also mourned from afar the loss of her beloved father who died during the show's first season. The passage of time, a new love and a successful reality TV series would go far toward healing Spelling's pain and reputation, bringing happiness to the ultimate Hollywood child who grew up under the watchful eye of the public.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Cthulhu (2007)
3.
 Kiss the Bride (2007)
4.
 Family Plan (2005)
5.
 Hush (2005)
6.
 Mind Over Murder (2005)
7.
 Sol Goode (2002) Tammie
8.
 Scary Movie 2 (2001) Alex
9.
 Trick (1999) Katherine Lambert
10.
 Scream 2 (1997) Herself/Sidney In 'Stab'
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1978:
Made debut TV appearance at age five on an episode of ABC's "Vega$"; show produced by her father Aaron Spelling
1989:
Made feature film debut as Jamie in "Troop Beverly Hills"
1990:
Landed breakthrough role as rich girl Donna Martin on hit Fox teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210"
1994:
First TV-movie in starring role, "A Friend to Die For" (NBC)
1997:
First adult feature role, "The House of Yes"
1997:
Played herself in "Scream 2"
1999:
Won praise for supporting role as an aspiring actress in indie feature "Trick"
2001:
Appeared in the film spoof "Scary Movie 2"
2002:
Acted on stage in the L.A. production of "Maybe Baby, It's You"
2004:
Joined cast of UPN comedy "Me, Me, Me" about two New York social climbers
2006:
Played a version of herself in "So NoTORIous," a semi-autobiographical comedy for VH1
2007:
Starred with husband, Dean McDermott on reality show "Tori & Dean: Inn Love" (Oxygen)
2008:
Returned for another season with McDermott of newly titled "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" (Oxygen)
2008:
Released autobiography <i>sTori Telling</i>
2009:
Reprised role as Donna Martin on The CW series "90210"
2009:
Published second book <i>Mommywood</i>
2010:
Published third book <i>Uncharted TerriTORI</i>
2010:
Published the children's book <i>Presenting¿Tallulah</i>
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California -
Westlake High School: Los Angeles , California -
Creative Actors Workshop: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

In 1987, Spelling received a Youth in Film Best Acting Award nomination for her work in an episode of ABC's "Hotel"

Among the series in which Spelling has appeared are "The Wizard", "The Love Boat", "T.J. Hooker" and "Fantasy Island"

While sitting in her dressing room hugging her teddy bear, Stanley, Spelling described her character on "Beverly Hills, 90210": "My character, Donna Martin, is kind of ditzy. Into money. She puts down people who aren't popular. I think she's more sensitive than that, though. I think she's really funny." -quoted in Entertainment Weekly, September 6, 1991.

"I watch all my old TV movies. That gives me enough inspiration to do good work." --Tori Spelling quoted in Entertainment Weekly, June 25-July 2, 1999.

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companion:
Nicholas Savalas. Actor. Together in the late 1980s.
companion:
Greg Vaughan. Actor. Reportedly dated.
companion:
Vincent Young. Actor. Born on June 6, 1964; dating from 1999; co-starred together on "Beverly Hills, 90210"; broke up in spring 2001.
companion:
Rick Alvarez. Producer. Born c. 1969; reportedly dating as of summer 2001.
husband:
Charlie Shanian. Actor, writer. Began dating 2002, when they met during production of a play called "Maybe, Baby It's You," which Shanian co-wrote; engaged as of November 2003; married July 3, 2004 at her parents' home in Los Angeles.
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father:
Aaron Spelling. Producer. Producer of "Beverly Hills, 90210" as well as such series as "Johnny Ringo", "Mod Squad", "Fantasy Island" "Charlie's Angels", "Dynasty" and "Vegas".
mother:
Candy Spelling. Born on September 20, 1945; married Aaron Spelling on November 23, 1968; his second marriage.
brother:
Randall Gene Spelling. Actor. Born October 9, 1976; made TV acting debut in NBC pilot "Malibu Shores" (1995) produced by Aaron Spelling; was a regular on the daytime soap "Sunset Beach" also produced by Aaron Spelling.

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