Tori Spelling is a versatile actress whose career spans theater, television and film.
Spelling is also an accomplished author. Her latest book, a memoir entitled "Spelling It Like It Is," shares her biggest challenges including the terrifying health problems surrounding her high-risk pregnancy with her youngest son; her guilt over missing her second youngest child's early months due to her extended bed rest hospital stay and her struggles (and failures) to live within her means after growing up in opulence.
Spelling most recently hosted and executive produced TLC's competition series "Craft Wars" and is currently in production on "Mystery Girls," a comedy series for ABC Family, which she will star in and executive produce.
Spelling and husband Dean McDermott also starred in Oxygen’s hit series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" and "Tori and Dean: sTORIbook Weddings."
Spelling launched the online magazine and community ediTORIal by Tori Spelling (www.ToriSpelling.com). On the site the mother of four shares her tips and tricks on being a successful working mother and learning how to juggle life, love, style and family.
Spelling released her first children's book "Presenting … Tallulah" in September 2010. Taking cues from her own childhood, this book tells the sweet tale of a young girl who really just wants to be herself. Spelling and illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton bring to life the story of a spunky little girl who, with the help of some special friends, is able to discover exactly who she is.
Spelling's first memoir "sTORI Telling" was published in March 2008 and debuted at #3 on the New York Times Best Seller List and in September 2008, "sTORI Telling" moved to #1 on the list. The memoir is based on her truly unique life and provides an irreverent look at her family and childhood, marriages, motherhood, and all that stems from a private life made public.
Spelling's second memoir, "Mommywood" also debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List and focuses on her life as a mother. In June 2010, Spelling published her third memoir, "uncharted terriTORI" and became a three time New York Times bestselling author. "Uncharted terriTORI" shares Tori’s unique and very public life and misadventures—complete with growing children, daredevil husband Dean, a tight circle of friends, welcome and invasive cameras, and an infamous mother—with humor and candor.
Spelling is also an accomplished designer with a distinct sense of style. Her clothing line "Little Maven" for infants and toddlers, features fun, young and versatile designs. She also combines her love of crafting and jewelry with her DIY fashion jewelry line, Styled by Tori Spelling.
In 2009 Spelling reprised her role as Donna Martin in the CW spinoff series "90210" and guest starred on the CW’s hit series "Smallville" where she portrayed a gossip columnist. She starred in the comedy series, "So NoTORIous" on VH1 and served as an executive producer on the scripted comedy, loosely based on her life. She also starred in the Los Angeles stage production of the highly acclaimed "Maybe Baby, It's You." In the two-person show, Spelling portrayed eleven different characters.
Spelling received critical praise for her performance in Fine Line's comedy "Trick," playing an aspiring actress who is constantly coming between her best friend and his potential hunky one-night stand.
Spelling’s additional feature-film credits include: the independent feature "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover;" "Kiss the Bride," "Scary Movie 2," the sequel to the 2000 blockbuster; a cameo in "Scream 2;" and a starring role in the Miramax comedy-drama "The House of Yes," garnering Spelling kudos for her portrayal of a young college student who meets her fiancé’s dysfunctional family over a stormy Thanksgiving weekend. Spelling also starred as 'Donna Martin' on the series "Beverly Hills, 90210" for 10 seasons.
Spelling works with numerous charities, including Much Love Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter dedicated to finding rescued animals loving homes in the Los Angeles area.
Spelling has four children with her husband Dean McDermott, Liam, Stella, Hattie and Finn.