Birthday: May 16, 1973
Age: 47 Years, 47 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Taurus
Also Known As: Victoria Davey Spelling
Born in: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Famous as: American actress
Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females
Spouse/Ex-: Dean McDermott (m. 2006), Charlie Shanian (m. 2004–2006)
father: Aaron Spelling
mother: Candy Spelling
siblings: Randy Spelling
children: Finn Davey McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott, Liam Aaron McDermott, Stella Doreen McDermott
U.S. State: California
City: Los Angeles
education: Beverly Hills High School, Harvard-Westlake School,,
Victoria Davey Spelling, better known as, Tori Spelling, is the daughter of the famed late director Aaron Spelling and was launched by him through the popular television drama ‘Beverly Hills’. Though her father gave the initial push to her career, her subsequent career is built on her own strength, without any potential support from her father. Today, she is a successful television actor and an author who has some bestselling books to her credit. She also has a clothing and jewelry line which also runs successfully. Though born to a celebrity father, she s always sought to make her mark in the industry solely through her own efforts and clearly, she has proved her mettle! She is a proud mother of four children and likes to describe her experiences with her kids in the form of autobiographies. Till date, she has authored four books, almost of all of which have been well-received by the audiences. As of now, she is focused on her reality show with her husband, (which has already completed six seasons) and is pursuing her writing career as well. To learn more about this celebrity, go through the biography below and acquaint yourself with her life and career.
Childhood & Early Life
Tori was born to Jewish parents Aaron and Candy Spelling, Aaron was a famous Hollywood director who produced popular movies such as ‘Charlie's Angels’, ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Fantasy Island’.
When she was six she took acting classes and even got the chance to appear as a guest in some movies which include ‘The Love Boat’, ‘T. J. Hooker’, ‘Hotel’, ‘Fantasy Island’, ‘Vega$’, and ‘Saved by the Bell’.
She went to the Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California but later shifted to Harvard-Westlake School, from where she graduated in 1990.
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In 1990, she was given the role of Donna Martin on the television series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’, which was co-produced by her father.
The success of ‘Beverly Hills’ opened the doors for new opportunities and soon she was cast in several made-for-television films. She was also given a role in the 1997, movie, ‘The House of Yes’.
After the completion of ‘Beverly Hill’, she debuted in stage with the play ‘Maybe Baby, It's You’ in 2002.
Her next big venture was in the VH1 sitcom ‘So NoTORIous’ in 2006, where she appeared as herself.
She came up with the reality series ‘Tori & Dean: Inn Love’ with her second husband, which was aired for the first time on March 20, 2007 on Oxygen network.
On March 11, 2008, she released, ‘sTori TELLING’, an autobiography, for which she did a lot of promotional work.
In 2009, it was announced that she would reprise her role as Donna Martin in the new series of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ which, aired as ‘90210’ only. However, she only made guest appearances in the first two seasons.
On April 14, 2009, she released her second book ‘Mommywood’ in which she accounts her experiences as a mother.
Her third book, ‘uncharted terriTORI’, was released in 2010, which again provides an insight to the actor’s life.
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‘Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings’, sequel to ‘‘Tori & Dean: Inn Love’, premiered on April 6, 2011. The same year, she lent her voice in the animation ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ and also played a role in the short humorous movie ‘Hoarders: Untold sTori’.
She hosted the animated television series ‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’, in the finale of its second season, aired on April 21, 2012.
‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’, an American children's television show, had her as their special guest on the eve of Christmas on December 18, 2012, where she was seen baking cookies.
Spelling earned fame as the virgin girl Donna Martin, in the teenage drama series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ which was originally aired by FOX.
Her reality series ‘Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood ‘which started out as ‘Tori & Dean: Inn Love’, has successfully completed six seasons, with the seventh season pending to be released.
Awards & Achievements
She won the Young Artist’s Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Series Award in 1991, for her role in sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell’.
She was nominated for the a Golden Satellite Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in 2000, for the romantic comedy film ‘Trick’.
Personal Life & Legacy
Her first marriage was with Charlie Shanian, an actor and playwright, on July 3, 2004, but was divorced on April 20, 2006.
On May 7, 2006, she married actor Dean McDermott, after the latter divorced Mary Jo Eustace, to whom he was marred for 12 years.
Spelling and McDermott had their vows renewed on May 8, 2010 and the couple has four children.
This American actress and writer is the goddaughter of the later singer and actor Dean Martin and actress Barbara Stanwyck.