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Name: Victoria Davey Spelling                                                       
Born: 16 May 1973 Los Angeles, California, U.S.                                     
Victoria Davey "Tori" Spelling (born May 16, 1973) is an American actress. She       
is known for being Aaron Spelling's daughter and for her role as Donna Martin in     
the 1990s teen soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210.                                     
Spelling was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Carole Gene "Candy"   
(nee Marer) and famed TV producer Aaron Spelling. Both of Spelling's parents         
were Jewish, though her family celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah while         
she was growing up. She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills,         
California but graduated from Harvard-Westlake School. Her brother, Randy           
Spelling, is an actor as well.                                                       
Guest roles (mostly in her father's shows) such as The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker,       
Hotel, Fantasy Island, Vega$, and Saved by the Bell before landing a regular         
part in Beverly Hills 90210, a series co-produced by her father, Darren Star and     
Spelling Television.                                                                 
Since 90210 went off the air, Spelling has worked primarily on independent films     
including Trick and The House of Yes. She also has appeared in small roles in       
big budget films, including Scream 2 and Scary Movie 2, and in TV shows,             
including Smallville.                                                               
More recently, Spelling has been the star of two reality-based shows. In 2006,       
she starred in the VH1 celebreality sitcom So NoTORIous, which parodied her         
public image. In January 2007, she and her second husband, the actor Dean           
McDermott, leased a bed & breakfast in Fallbrook, California (a rural community     
about 100 miles (160 km) from Los Angeles, 50 miles (80 km) from San Diego and       
just south of Temecula wine country). This became the basis of a new reality         
show, Tori & Dean: Inn Love, which premiered on the Oxygen network on March 20,     
The Village News of Fallbrook, California, has reported that Spelling did not       
actually purchase the inn.                                                           
Aside from her acting career, Spelling designs and markets her own line of           
fashion jewelery on HSN.