Tori Spelling is a well-known American actress, socialite, author, and television personality who was born and raised in Los Angeles. She originally gained widespread recognition for her performance as Donna Martin on the television show Beverly Hills, 90210, which began airing in 1990.
In Los Angeles, California, on May 16, 1973, Victoria (Tori) Davey Spelling made her debut in the world. Tori Spelling's father, Aaron Spelling, is a well-known television and film producer, and her mother, Candy Spelling, is a well-known author and socialite.
Tori was born into a very prominent family. Her brother, Randy Spelling, is also an actor who has since transitioned into the field of life coaching. Tori received her high school education from Beverly Hills High School and then continued on to complete her studies at Harvard Westlake, from which she graduated in 1991.
Spelling for acting lessons from an acting coach her father hired for her when she was only six years old. She later appeared as a guest on several iconic TV shows, including The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Saved by the Bell.
Her father's company Spelling Television cast her as Donna Martin in Beverly Hills, 90210 when she was 17 years old. The show aired for ten seasons from 1990 through 2000, with Spelling playing Donna throughout. Her work was nominated for two Young Artist Awards.
She appeared in many made-for-TV films during her time on the show, including Co-Ed Call Girl, A Friend to Die For, Mother May I Sleep With Danger?, The House of Yes, and Trick, all in the 1990s. Spelling appears as herself in the VH1 sitcom So Notorious in 2006. It mocked her public persona.
Net Worth and Salary
Tori Spelling is a $1.5 million net worth American actress. Tori Spelling is best recognized for her role as Donna Martin in the 1990s TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” which her famed father, Aaron Spelling, co-produced. She also appeared briefly in the show's current spin-off series.
Tori and husband Dean McDermott purchased Chateau La Rue, a bed & breakfast in Fallbrook, California, in 2007 and went on to star in the reality show “Tori and Dean: Inn Love.” After they sold the bed and breakfast, the show was renamed “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.”
Spelling became an ordained pastor in July 2007 in order to marry a gay couple at a bed and breakfast. An episode of Inn Love included the wedding ceremony. Tori and Dean's Home Sweet Hollywood spinoff series, Tori & Dean, storybook Weddings, began on April 6, 2011.
After claiming they came up with the idea for the same series featuring Tori and Dean, the writers launched a $60 million dollar lawsuit against the series. They sued for breach of implied-in-fact contract, defamation of title, and unfair commercial tactics, among other things.
Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever, a new reality show produced by CMT Canada and HGTV, aired eight half-hour episodes in August 2014. Spelling, McDermott, and their children were followed as they relocated into a lakeside cabin in Ontario, Canada.
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Tori has had two marriages. First, from July 2004 to April 2006, to actor and playwright Charlie Shanian. In May 2006, she married Dean McDermott, whom she met while filming the made-for-TV thriller “Mind over Murder” in 2005. Dean McDermott was married to Mary Jo Eustace at the time, but they split in 2006. Tori and Dean are the parents of five children. Tori is also the stepmother of Dean's kid with Eustance, Jack Montgomery McDermott.
Tori and Dean spent $3.7 million in 2020 on a 5,980-square-foot mansion in the Santa Monica Mountains. The home has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a playroom, and a wet bar, as well as a swimming pool and a spa with a rock waterfall on the grounds.
The pair previously owned a 6,700-square-foot Encino mansion that they sold in 2011 for $2.5 million. The Encino residence features six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and four fireplaces.
The house features a formal entryway as well as custom finishes such as French doors, oak and stone flooring, and a gourmet kitchen. There is a sitting area, fireplace, terrace, and jacuzzi tub in the master suite. The grounds are beautifully maintained and include a veranda, BBQ, putting green, and pool/spa.