Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Infobox actor

imagesize = 180px
caption = Tori Spelling in 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1973|05|16
birthname = Victoria Davey Spelling
birthplace = Los Angeles, California, U.S.
academyawards =
spouse = Charlie Shanian (July 3, 2004 - April 20, 2006)
Dean McDermott (May 7, 2006 - present) (2 children)
children = Liam Aaron McDermott (born March 13, 2007) and Stella Doreen McDermott (born June 9th, 2008)

Victoria Davey "Tori" Spelling (born May 16, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Donna Martin in the 1990s teen soap opera "Beverly Hills, 90210". Her book "Stori Telling" debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.cite web | url = | title = Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers for week of 7 September 2008 | date = 2008-09-17 | work = The New York Times | accessdate = 2008-08-15 ]


Early life

Spelling was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Candy Spelling (née Marer) and famed TV producer Aaron Spelling. [ [ A Look at Tori Spelling's Family Tree ] ] Both of Spelling's parents were Jewish, [ [ ] ] though her family celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah while she was growing up.cite web | title=Tori Spelling | work=MORE TORi Cosmo Q&A | url= | accessmonthday=June 25 | accessyear=2006] She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California but graduated from Harvard-Westlake School. Her brother, Randy Spelling, is also an actor.


Guest roles include such shows as: "The Love Boat", "T.J. Hooker", "Hotel", "Fantasy Island", "Vega$", and "Saved by the Bell" before landing a regular part in "Beverly Hills 90210", a series co-produced by her father, Aaron Spelling and Spelling Television.

Since "90210" went off the air, Spelling has worked primarily on independent films including "Trick" and "The House of Yes". She also has appeared in small roles in big budget films, including "Scream 2" and "Scary Movie 2", and in TV shows, including "Smallville".

More recently, Spelling has been the star of two reality-based shows. In 2006, she starred in the VH1 celebreality sitcom "So NoTORIous", which parodied her public image. In January 2007, she and her second husband, the actor Dean McDermott, leased a bed & breakfast in Fallbrook, California (a rural community about convert|100|mi|km from Los Angeles, just south of Temecula wine country). This became the basis of a new reality show, "", which premiered on the Oxygen network on March 20, 2007. [ [ SFGate: Daily Dish : Spelling and Husband Open New Inn ] ]

It was announced in May 2008 that Spelling would reprise her role as Donna Martin on the new CW show "90210". It was later announced, however, that Spelling had dropped out due to issues with her salary. [cite web|url=|title=Tori Spelling Says "9021"-N"0"|work=TV Guide|accessdate=2008-08-11]

Aside from her acting career, Spelling designs and markets her own line of fashion jewelry on HSN. She is currently writing a book on motherhood.

Personal life

On July 3, 2004, Spelling married Charlie Shanian. They separated in December 2005 after Spelling fell in love with Dean McDermott, and were legally divorced on April 202006. Spelling married McDermott less than a month later, on May 72006, in a private, barefoot ceremony in Wakaya, Fiji. The two met when they co-starred in the TV movie "Mind Over Murder". McDermott was married at the time to Mary Jo Eustace, whom he divorced to marry Spelling. Eustace has since written about the experience as part of the anthology "The Other Woman" [ [ The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal: Victoria Zackheim: Books ] ] McDermott and Eustace have one child together : Jack Montgomery (b. October 101998.) Due to Dean's infidelity he removed himself from finalizing an adoption for a baby girl that would have been his and Eustace's second child.

During an appearance at the 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on June 18th, Spelling was asked if she found it better dating a Canadian. Spelling replied "...they are much nicer, and don't have nasty ex-wives who write tell-all books".

After her father's death on June 232006, Spelling was anticipated to inherit a sizable portion of her father's $500 million estate. The estate was to be divided primarily between Spelling, her brother Randy and her mother Candy. Spelling's mother was the estate executor. At the time, Spelling and her mother were estranged and it was reported that Spelling inherited just $800,000.cite web|url=|title=Spelling Out Tori's Inheritance||accessdate=2008-08-12] Her brother, who was not estranged from his mother, also received $800,000.

Spelling gave birth to her first child, Liam Aaron McDermott ("Aaron" after her late father) on Tuesday, March 132007 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital via emergency caesarean section. Reportedly, her mother was in the delivery room when Spelling gave birth.

In July 2007 Spelling became an internet minister to marry a gay couple at Chateau La Rue. A tape of the ceremony was shown on . [cite web|url=,,20045242,00.html|title=Meet Reverend Tori Spelling|last=Fromm|first=Emily||date=2007-07-10|accessdate=2008-08-30] It has been reported that Candy Spelling has established a $10 million trust fund for her first grandchild.cite web|url=,,20004211,00.html|title=Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Welcome a Boy||accessdate=2007-03-14] On Monday, June 92008 Tori and her husband welcomed their second child together, a daughter named Stella Doreen McDermott ("Doreen" after Dean's late mother) by C-section.cite web|url=|title=Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome daughter Stella Doreen|work=Celebrity-Babies|accessdate=2008-06-09]

Television work

* "Shooting Stars" (1983)
* "The Three Kings" (1987)
* "Saved By The Bell" (1990-1991)
* "Beverly Hills 90210" (1990-2000)
* "A Friend to Die For" (1994)
* "Awake to Danger" (1995)
* "Deadly Pursuits" (1996)
* "Co-Ed Call Girl" (1996)
* "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" (1996)
* "The Alibi" (1997)
* "So Downtown" (2003) (canceled after a few episodes)
* "A Carol Christmas" (2003)
* "The Family Plan" (2005)
* "Hush" (2005)
* "Mind Over Murder" (2005)
* "So NoTORIous" (2006)
* "Smallville" (2007)
* "" (2007-2008)
* "Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" (June 2008-present)


* "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989)
* "The House of Yes" (1997)
* "Scream 2" (1997)
* "Perpetrators of the Crime" (1998)
* "Trick" (1999)
* "Sol Goode" (2001)
* "Scary Movie 2" (2001)
* "Naked Movie" (2002)
* "Evil Alien Conquerors" (2002)
* "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (2004)
* "Cthulhu" (2006)
* "Housesitter" (2007)
* "Kiss the Bride (2008)
* "The Doorman" (Wayne Price) (2008)


* "Trick" (1999)


* "sTORI Telling" (2008)
* "Mommywood" (2009)


* People: [,,20205095,00.html Tori Spelling welcomes baby girl] .

External links

* [ Tori Spelling Official Website]
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* [ Tori Spelling Community Page]

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