Tori Spelling –

Spelling in Beverly Hills 90210.

About Tori Spelling (1973 – ____)

Victoria Davey "Tori" Spelling was born on May 16, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Candy (née Marer; born 1945) and television and film producer Aaron Spelling (1923–2006). She has a younger brother, Randy, a former actor who as of 2009 works as a life coach. Spelling's parents were from Jewish families whose ancestors moved to the United States from Russia and Poland. Her middle name comes from her paternal grandfather, David. She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, and graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1991.

At age six, Spelling was given acting lessons from an acting coach hired by her father, and was subsequently given guest spots on television shows such as The Love Boat, T. J. Hooker, Hotel, Fantasy Island, Vega$, and Saved by the Bell. At the age of 17, she was given the role of Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, co-produced by Aaron Spelling's company Spelling Television. Tori Spelling portrayed Donna for the show's entire run and was nominated for two Young Artist Awards.

While starring on Beverly Hills, 90210, Spelling was cast in a number of made-for-television films, including Co-Ed Call Girl (1992), A Friend to Die For (1994), and Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996), and several independent films including The House of Yes (1997) and Trick (1999).

In 2006, Spelling starred as herself in the VH1 sitcom So Notorious, which parodied her public image. In January 2007, she and her second husband Dean McDermott pretended to purchase and operate a bed and breakfast hotel, Chateau La Rue in Fallbrook, California for their reality series, Tori & Dean: Inn Love (later Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood), which aired on Oxygen from 2007 to 2012. In July 2007, Spelling became a minister to marry a gay couple at Chateau La Rue. A tape of the wedding ceremony was shown on Inn Love.

Spelling's fashion and jewelry line premiered on HSN. She released her autobiography, sTori TELLING, on March 11, 2008. Her second book, Mommywood, was released on April 14, 2009.

On January 7, 2009, it was reported that Spelling would reprise her role as Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off 90210. She appeared in two episodes (19 and 20) as a special guest star.

In 2010, Spelling released her third book, uncharted terriTORI. Spelling told People: "I love sharing my stories and experiences with people and connecting to them on both a humorous and emotional level. The response to my first two books has been so amazing that I wanted to write a third one for my fans."

Home Sweet Hollywood's spin-off series, Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings premiered on April 6, 2011. Writers, who claimed they came up with the idea of a similar series starring Spelling and husband Dean McDermott, filed a $60 million lawsuit against the series, citing breach of implied-in-fact contract, breach of fiduciary duty, slander of title, false advertising, and unfair business practices among other charges. Later in 2011, Spelling voiced the Pirate Princess in Jake and the Never Land Pirates. She played a role in the comedy short film Hoarders: Untold sTori which premiered at the Outfest Film Festival in July 2011.

On September 4, 2011, Spelling made an appearance on Big Brother 13.

On April 21, 2012, Spelling hosted My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 'Royal Wedding' special, celebrating the series' second season finale, called A Canterlot Wedding. She also hosted the series premiere of Craft Wars, where three new contestants each episode battle against each other crafting for a chance to earn $10,000.

On December 18, 2012, Spelling appeared on Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba! and performed a skit where she baked cookies for the characters on the show. This was part of a Christmas special for the series. The special included other famous guests such as Tony Hawk and My Chemical Romance.

It was announced on August 26, 2013, that production had started on a new reality television series titled Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever. The series chronicles Spelling, McDermott, and their four children as they move to a lakeside cabin in Ontario, Canada while renovating it into their vacation home. Eight half-hour episodes were produced and aired on CMT Canada and HGTV in 2014.

Spelling starred in the short-lived ABC Family TV series Mystery Girls with former 90210 co-star Jennie Garth in 2014.

In 2016, Spelling voiced April in the animated movie Izzie's Way Home. The same year, she's co-star in the tv movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? alongside James Franco.

On July 3, 2004, Spelling married actor and writer Charlie Shanian. In July 2005, Spelling was filming the Lifetime TV-movie Mind Over Murder in Ottawa, during which she met actor Dean McDermott, who was then married to actress Mary Jo Eustace. Spelling and McDermott began an affair the night they met, Spelling and Shanian separated in October 2005. Shanian cited irreconcilable differences when he filed for divorce, which was finalized on April 20, 2006.

Spelling married Dean McDermott less than a month later, on May 7, 2006, in a private ceremony in Wakaya, Fiji. Spelling and McDermott renewed their vows on May 8, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. They have five children: Liam Aaron McDermott (born March 13, 2007), Stella Doreen McDermott (born June 9, 2008), Hattie Margaret McDermott (born October 10, 2011), Finn Davey McDermott (born August 30, 2012) and Beau Dean McDermott (born March 2, 2017). She is also the stepmother to Jack Montgomery McDermott (born October 10, 1998), who is McDermott's son with Eustace.

McDermott cheated on Spelling with Emily Goodhand in 2013.

Spelling was anticipated to inherit a sizable portion of her father's $500 million estate after his death in 2006. The estate was to be divided primarily between Spelling, her brother Randy, and their mother Candy. Candy Spelling was the estate executor, but she and Tori Spelling were estranged. Tori and Randy Spelling each inherited $800,000, although Randy was not estranged from Candy. It was reported that Candy established a $10 million trust fund for Tori's eldest child, Liam.

In her sixth book, Spelling It Like It Is, Spelling admitted to having financial troubles, due to the cancellation of her reality series, poor real estate decisions, and a difficult fourth pregnancy, during which she was hospitalized for ten weeks. In explanation, Spelling said, " my real estate obsession persists, it's starting to look more compulsive. Moving is expensive, and I've put us in a precarious financial situation."

Spelling is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery.

Tori Spelling's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
1989Troop Beverly HillsJamie
1996Calls for CthulhuSusan
1997The House of YesLesly
1997Scream 2Herself / "Stab" Sidney Prescott
2000Perpetrators of the CrimeLucy
2001Scary Movie 2Alex Monday
2002Naked MovieIris Pytlak
2003Sol GoodeTammie
2003Evil Alien ConquerorsJan (uncredited)
200450 Ways to Leave Your LoverStephanie
2005Stewie Griffin: The Untold StoryDonna Martin (voice)
2007Kiss the BrideAlex Golski
2016Izzie's Way HomeApril (voice)

Tori Spelling's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
1983Matt HoustonNelli Brant
1983Shooting StarsJenny O'Keefe
1983Fantasy IslandChristy / Laurie Shannon
1983The Love BoatPenny Gibson / Sarah Roomey
1983HotelLisa Walker
1984T. J. HookerToni Polnoi
1987HotelJody 'Jo' Payne
1990Saved by the BellViolet Bickerstaff
1990Beverly Hills, 90210Donna Martin
1992Melrose PlaceDonna Martin
1994Burke's LawMary McKenna
1994A Friend to Die ForStacey Lockwood
1995Awake to DangerAimee McAdams
1995Biker Mice from MarsRomana Parmesana (voice)
1996Deadly PursuitsMeredith
1996Co-ed Call GirlJoanna
1996Malibu ShoresJill
1996Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?Laurel Lewisohn
1997AlibiMarti Gerrard
2003So DowntownLiz
2003A Carol ChristmasCarol Cartman
2004The HelpMolly the Dog Walker
2004Less than PerfectRoxanne Fielder
2005Family PlanCharlie
2005American Dad!Kim (voice)
2005HushNina Hamilton
2005Mind Over MurderHolly Winters
2006So NotoriousTori Spelling
2007The House SitterElise Crawford
2007SmallvilleLinda Lake
2008Mother Goose ParadeGrand Marshall
2008-2010Tori and Dean: Inn Love
2009Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the WorldGina Michaels (voice)
2009RuPaul's Drag RaceHerself
2009SmallvilleLinda Lake
200990210Donna Martin
2011Jake and the Never Land PiratesPirate Princess
2012The Mistle-TonesMarci
2014Mystery GirlsHolly Hamilton
2016Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?Julie Lewisohn
2017RuPaul's Drag RaceHerself

Memorable Quotes by Tori Spelling

“ I do have odd habits. I check under my bed every night for the boogeyman. That's just a little thing, though. ”

“ Clothes make me feel like a true princess! ”

“ If I wasn't acting, I would be a stylist definitely. ”

“ I always come back to blonde. Blondes, really sorry, do have more fun. ”

“ I remember begging my mother when she would come to school with the limo, I would ask her to drop me off a block away from school. ”

“ Babies, a lot of babies. I wanna be a hands on mother completely. I don't wanna be at work every day and have nanny take care of them, that is not my idea of motherhood, so I would like to have that happy balance. ”

Things You May Not Know About Tori Spelling

She has a small tattoo of a rose on her left ankle.

She had a minor plastic surgery on her nose after a parrot bit her

She was one of the very first celebrity Yoga Booty Ballet students in Santa Monica, California.

Her name, Tori, means 'Bird' in Japanese.

She wore a $50,000 Badgley Mischka crystal-beaded gown in her July 2004 wedding to Charlie Shahnaian.

Farrah Fawcett was a neighbor for ten years when they lived in the same apartment building.

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Tori Spelling in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)... top picture with Cameron Bancroft... with Kathleen Robertson in picture three... with Brian Austin Green in picture four... with Luke Perry and Jennie Garth in picture six... with Jason Priestley in pictures eight and nine... with Brian Austin Green in picture eleven... with Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering, and Gabrielle Carteris in bottom picture.
Spelling in Fantasy Island (1977).
With Alexandra Wentworth and Dean McDermott in Head Case (2007).
Spelling in Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? (2016)...
top picture with Emily Meade and Leila George.
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Spelling and Jennie Garth in Mystery Girls (2014).
In Scary Movie 2 (2001)... top picture with Kathleen Robertson, Marlon Wayans, Chris
Elliott, and Regina Hall... bottom picture with Kathleen Robertson and Marlon Wayans.
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In Smallville (2001)... middle picture with Tom Welling.
Spelling in The House of Yes (1997)... top picture with Parker Posey
and Josh Hamilton... middle picture with Parker Posey, Freddie Prinz Jr.,
and Josh Hamilton... bottom picture with Josh Hamilton.
In The Love Boat (1977)... bottom picture with Bernie Kopell and Lauren Tewes.
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In The Mistle-Tones (2012)... with Britani Bateman Underwood in third, fifth, and seventh pictures... with Tia Mowry-Hardict in sixth picture.
With Dean McDermott in In Tori and Dean: Inn Love (2007).
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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott in True Tori (2014).