Tori Spelling, an American actress and author, rose to prominence with her iconic portrayal of Donna Martin in the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which commenced in 1990.
Born-16 May 1973
Birthplace- Los Angeles, California, United States
Full name- Victoria Davey Spelling
Profession-Actress, Author, TV Producer, TV Personality
Spouse- Dean McDermott (m. 2006), Charlie Shanian (m. 2004–2006)
Born in Los Angeles, California, Spelling is the daughter of Candy Spelling (née Marer; born 1945) and the late television and film producer Aaron Spelling (1923–2006). She has a younger brother, Randy, who used to be an actor but currently works as a life coach. Spelling’s family heritage traces back to Jewish roots, with ancestors hailing from Russia and Poland. Her middle name, Davey, is a tribute to her paternal grandfather, David.
On July 3, 2004, Tori Spelling entered matrimony with actor and writer Charlie Shanian. However, in July 2005, while filming the Lifetime TV-movie Mind Over Murder in Ottawa, she crossed paths with actor Dean McDermott, who was then married to actress Mary Jo Eustace. They began an affair on the night they met. As a result, Spelling and Shanian decided to separate in October 2005, and Shanian filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on April 20, 2006.
Less than a month after her divorce was official, Tori Spelling married Dean McDermott on May 7, 2006, in a private ceremony held in Wakaya, Fiji. In a beautiful gesture, the couple renewed their vows on May 8, 2010, in Beverly Hills, California.
Tori and Dean McDermott are blessed with five children, comprising three sons and two daughters. Their sons are named Liam Aaron (born March 13, 2007), Finn Davey (born August 30, 2012), and Beau Dean (born March 2, 2017). Meanwhile, their two daughters are Stella Doreen (born June 9, 2008) and Hattie Margaret (born October 10, 2011).
Early in her career, at the age of six, Tori Spelling received acting lessons from a coach hired by her father. As a result, she landed guest roles on various television series including The Love Boat, T. J. Hooker, Hotel, Fantasy Island, Vega$, and Saved by the Bell. When she turned 17, she secured the role of Donna Martin on the popular show Beverly Hills, 90210, which was co-produced by her father’s company, Spelling Television. Tori Spelling portrayed Donna throughout the entire series and earned two Young Artist Award nominations.
While working on Beverly Hills, 90210, Spelling also appeared in several made-for-television films such as Co-ed Call Girl (1996), A Friend to Die For (1994), and Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996). Additionally, she acted in independent films like The House of Yes (1997) and Trick (1999).
From 2006 to 2009, Spelling starred in the VH1 sitcom So Notorious, which humorously parodied her public image. She and her second husband, Dean McDermott, pretended to buy and run a bed and breakfast hotel, Chateau La Rue in Fallbrook, California, for their reality series Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (originally titled Tori & Dean: Inn Love). Spelling also became a minister and officiated a wedding for a gay couple at the Chateau La Rue.
Throughout the years, Spelling ventured into various projects, including launching her fashion and jewelry line, releasing her autobiography sTori TELLING in 2008, and her second book, Mommywood, in 2009.
In the following years, she continued to be involved in television, hosting reality shows, voicing characters in animated projects like Jake and the Never Land Pirates, making appearances on shows like Big Brother 13, and starring in series like Mystery Girls and The Look: All Stars. She also competed on The Masked Singer in 2019.
In November 2020, Spelling began a podcast titled 9021OMG with her Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Jennie Garth, where they reminisce about their time on the show and discuss their experiences. In 2022, she appeared as “Poodle” on The Masked Singer Australia and as “Herlequin” on the Spain version of the show.
- 1989 – Troop Beverly Hills – Jamie
- 1996 – Calls for Cthulhu – Susan (Video short)
- 1997 – The House of Yes – Lesly
- 1997 – Scream 2 – Herself / Stab Sidney Prescott
- 1999 – Trick – Katherine
- 2000 – Perpetrators of the Crime – Lucy
- 2001 – Scary Movie 2 – Alex Monday
- 2002 – Naked Movie – Iris Pytlak
- 2003 – Sol Goode – Tammie
- 2003 – Evil Alien Conquerors – Jan (uncredited)
- 2004 – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Stephanie
- 2005 – Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story – Donna Martin (Voice role)
- 2007 – Cthulhu – Susan
- 2007 – Kiss the Bride – Alex Golski
- 2012 – The Mistle-Tones – Marci
- 2016 – Izzie’s Way Home – April (Voice role)
- 1981 – Vega$ – Julie in “Seek and Destroy”
- 1983 – Matt Houston – Nelli Brant in “Fear for Tomorrow”
- 1983 – Shooting Stars – Jenny O’Keefe (TV film)
- 1983 – Fantasy Island – Christy / Laurie Shannon in 2 episodes
- 1984 – The Love Boat – Penny Gibson / Sarah Toomey
- 1985 – Hotel – Sara in “Cry Wolf”
- 1987 – Hotel – Jody ‘Jo’ Payne in “Barriers”
- 1989 – Monsters – Beverly in “The Match Game”
- 1990 – Saved by the Bell – Violet Bickerstaff in episodes “House Party”, “The Glee Club”, “Check Your Mate”
- 1990-2000 – Beverly Hills, 90210 – Donna Martin (Main role)
- 1992 – Melrose Place – Donna Martin in “Pilot”, “Friends & Lovers”
- 1994 – Burke’s Law – Mary McKenna in “Who Killed the Host at the Roast?”
- 1994 – A Friend to Die For – Stacey Lockwood (TV film)
- 1995 – Awake to Danger – Aimee McAdams
- 1996 – Deadly Pursuits – Meredith (TV film)
- 1996 – Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? – Laurel Lewisohn (TV film)
- 1997 – Alibi – Marti Gerrard
- 2003 – So Downtown – Liz
- 2003 – A Carol Christmas – Carol Cartman (TV film)
- 2004 – The Help – Molly the Dog Walker (Recurring role)
- 2005 – Family Plan – Charlie (TV film)
- 2006 – So Notorious – Tori Spelling
- 2007-2012 – Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood – Herself
- 2007 – The House Sitter – Elise Crawford (TV film)
- 2007 – Jeopardy! – Herself (1 episode, presenter)
- 2007, 2009 – Smallville – Linda Lake in episodes “Hydro” and “Infamous”
- 2008 – Mother Goose Parade – Grand Marshall (TV film)
- 2009 – Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World – Gina Michaels (Voice role) in episode “The Only Straight in the Village”
- 2011 – Jake and the Never Land Pirates – Pirate Princess (Voice role, recurring)
- 2012 – The Mistle-Tones – Marci (TV film)
- 2014 – True Tori – Herself (Main role)
- 2014 – Mystery Girls – Holly Hamilton (Main role)
- 2016 – Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? – Julie Lewisohn (TV film)
- 2017 – RuPaul’s Drag Race – Herself in Season 9, guest judge (1 episode)
- 2018 – The Look All Stars – Host
- 2018 – The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time – Raye Martin (TV film)
- 2019 – The Masked Singer – Unicorn / Herself
- 2020 – Celebrity Show-Off – Herself (Contestant; winner)
- 2021-2022 – Messyness – Co-host
- 2022 – The Masked Singer Australia – Poodle (Guest, one-night only)
- 2022 – The Masked Singer France – The cat (Guest, one-night only)
- 2022 – Love at First Lie – Herself (Host)
- 2023 – The Masked Singer Spain – Harlequin (Contestant, season 3)
- 1988 – Hotel – Nominated for Young Artist Award – Best Young Actress – Guest Starring in a Television Drama.
- 1991 – Beverly Hills, 90210 – Nominated for Young Artist Award – Best Young Actress Supporting or Recurring Role for Television Series.
- 1991 – Saved by the Bell – Won Young Artist Award – Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Series.
- 1992 – Beverly Hills, 90210 – Nominated for Young Artist Award – Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series.
- 1992 – Beverly Hills, 90210 – Nominated for Young Artist Award – Best Young Actress Guest Starring or Recurring Role in a Television Series.
- 1998 – Scream 2, The House of Yes – Nominated for Golden Raspberry Award – Worst New Star.
- 2000 – Trick – Nominated for Satellite Award – Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
- 2001 – Scary Movie 2 – Won The Stinkers Bad Movie Award – Worst Supporting Actress.
Net Worth 2023
According to Celebrity Net Worth, as of 2023, Tori Spelling’s net worth is estimated to be around $250,000, which is a decrease from her net worth of $1.5 million in 2022.
Tori Spelling Pictured Living In RV With Her Kids Amid Split
Tori Spelling has been captured in photographs living in an RV alongside her five children following her unexpected separation and housing issues. The star of Beverly Hills 90210, who is currently parting ways with her husband, Dean McDermott, a TV personality, after an 18-year relationship, was seen at a campground in California with their kids: Liam (16), Stella (15), Hattie (11), Finn (10), and Beau (6).
The family had to vacate their long-term rental home due to serious black mold exposure, which they discovered only after months of enduring illnesses suffered by Spelling and her children. Finding a
new place to stay has been a challenge due to Tori’s financial struggles. A close source revealed that she’s doing her best to make things work and take care of her kids.
The photos depict Tori Spelling spending nights at campgrounds in Ventura County, hanging out clothes to dry and preparing snacks for her children. She was also seen at a local Walmart, stocking their van with food and necessities. Recently, she shared shocking text messages allegedly exchanged with a realtor while still struggling to secure a new home.
In these messages, the realtor expressed amusement at Spelling’s housing crisis, unaware that he was texting her directly. Spelling angrily responded, expressing her dismay at the lack of empathy and kindness. The realtor later explained that he believed it was a celebrity impersonation and had requested confirmation of her identity.
In mid-June, Dean McDermott posted a now-deleted announcement on his Instagram page, stating their separation with heavy hearts after 18 years together and five children. They plan to continue working together as loving parents and seek privacy and support during this challenging time.
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