is an American actress, producer, and television director.She is known for her roles as Heather Duke in Heathers (1988), Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–1994) and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed (1998–2001).Her first two marriages didn't work so well and also was for a short period of time.Since October 2011, she has been enjoying her third marriage with her photographer husband.The show was canceled after one season owing to poor ratings. The show aired in October 2006 on the British Channel 4, and she appeared in several episodes.During 2007, Doherty appeared in two television projects.Doherty, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, captioned the picture, “sneak peek from the #Heathers set. Doherty’s Heather Duke will be played by a man, Brendan Scannell, who identifies as gender-queer and whose real name is Heath.
Doherty appeared nude in Playboy magazine, first in December 1993, followed by a spread in March 1994.
In 2008, she played California cool girl Brenda Walsh in a 7-episode arc in CW’s reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Despite it all, Doherty's battle with breast cancer continues.
Reportedly, the reason for her departure was because of on-set and off-set tensions between Doherty and co-star Alyssa Milano.
After her stint on Scare Tactics Doherty, in a return to her prime-time soap roots, starred as a regular on the short-lived TV series North Shore. Later in 2005, she was in the pilot for a comedy, Love Inc..