Daughter of legendary producer Aaron Spelling, Tori Spelling was born in 1973 in Los Angeles. Her big break came in 1990 when she landed the role of Donna Martin on the hit teen soap, Beverly Hills, 90210, a role she reprised in its 2008 revival.
When the series ended in 2000, Spelling appeared in films, including 2001's Scary Movie 2 and 2004's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. In 2007, Spelling became the subject of her own reality show on the OXYGEN network called Tori & Dean: Inn Love. The show featured Spelling and her new husband Dean McDermott, whom she married in May 2006, as they ran their own bed & breakfast. A second season of the show – this time called Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, premiered in 2008. The actress is also an accomplished author, as her first memoir, 2008's sTORI Telling, hit No. 1 on the New York Times Best-Sellers List.
The couple currently has two children together, Liam Aaron, born in March 2007 and Stella Doreen, born in June 2008. In April 2011, Spelling announced she was expecting her third child.