The Young Artist Award-winning actress Tori Spelling is often a subject of the highlight from her personal issues to financial issues. Spelling is the daughter of late Hollywood producer legend Aaron Spelling & author Candy Spelling. Escaping the eclipse of her parents’ fame, the Los Angeles native got career breakthrough as Donna Martin in the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210.
The mother 5 currently lives with her second husband Dean McDermott, with whom she also saw legal troubles for unpaid credits. Not to forget, their marriage went through a lot of troubles- even more, they had many rumors of split at a point.
Throughout her career, Spelling made many on-screen appearances & some of them include Scream 2, The House of Yes, Trick, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.
Daughter Of Late Producer Aaron Spelling- How Old Is Tori Spelling Now?
Born on 16th May 1973, Tori grew up with her younger brother Randy Spelling, a life coach in Los Angeles, California. Spelling’s father Aaron Spelling (1923-2006) was a film & TV producer, while her mother Candy Spelling is an author & theatre producer.
An American by nationality, the Beverly Hills actress comes from a Jewish ethnic background.
As of 2021, she is 48 years old and stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall. Growing up in a family of artists, Tori was highly influenced by the art fraternity. Her parents were supportive towards her interest and hence her father had hired an acting coach for her at a very early age.
Regarding academics, Spelling attended Beverly Hills High School and received graduation from Harvard-Westlake School in 1991.
Entry In Hollywood & Success Streams
Father, Aaron Spelling’s involvement in Hollywood greatly benefited Tori to set her career as an actress. She got encouragement and incentives to pursue her dreams from a young age. Having made her on-screen debut through the TV series Vega$ as Julie in 1981, the California-born continued with many minor TV & film appearances. It includes her performance in
The California-born actress continued with her career journey playing in many other TV series dramas and movies during the 80s. Her television performances include The Love Boat, Hotel, Saved by the Bell, Melrose Place, Alibi, The Help, Messyness and so on.
Breakthrough From Beverly Hills
At 17, she grabbed her TV breakthrough after landing as one of the main casts, Donna Martin, in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000); her father was the co-producer of the series. It starred many famous figures such as Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Luke Perry, Kathleen Robertson & others.
Moreover, she portrayed the aforementioned character in Melrose Place, which featured actors: Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Linden Ashby, David Charvet, among others.
In 1989, Tori Spelling made her big-screen debut in “Troop Beverly Hills”. Later, her proficient acting earned her other feature as well as TV films including “A Friend to Die For”, “The House of Yes”, “Naked Movie”, “Cthulhu”, “Kiss the Bride”, “Izzie’s Way Home” and many more.
She has also portrayed the role of Alex Monday in “Scary Movie 2“, a par of Scary Movie parody series, which starred supermodel Carmen Electra.
Apart from being a successful actress, she is also an accomplished author too. Her first book ‘sTORI Telling‘ which was published on 11th March 2008, gained amazing responses for her debut experience as an author. It inspired her to write more of her stories. Today, she is a published author of 6 books as “Mommywood”, “Uncharted TerriTORI”, “Spelling It Like It Is”, “CelebraTORI”, “Presenting… Tallulah”.
Marriage to Dean McDermott: Mother of Five Children
The actress-cum-author is a mother of five children with her husband, Dean McDermott. The couple met with each other on the set of “Mind Over Murder” in July 2005. During that time, both of them were married to their then-respective spouses. However, they still liked each other and married on 7th May 2006 after getting legal separation from their partners. Their marriage took place in a very private ceremony in Wakayo, Fiji.
The actor-couple are now parents of five kids together, all of them were born from C-section. They welcomed their first kid, Liam Aaron on 13th March 2007. The following year, their daughter, Stella Doreen was born on 9th June 2008. Likewise, they gave birth to Hattie Margaret (10th October 2011), Finn Darey (30th August 2012) and Beau Dean (2nd March 2017).
Reportedly, the family is living in Encino, California.
But the duo is not away from rumor attacks on their relationship- they even were rumored to have split. It all began in 2013 when Spelling’s beau Dean had an extramarital affair though they worked on it in the aftermath.
Moreover, by June 2021, the two stopped sharing each other’s photos on social media sparking if they were already ways apart but none of them confirmed.
Before marrying Dean, Tori was in a marital relatioship with actor and writer, Charlie Shanian. The couple remained husband-wife for just around one year from 3rd July 2004 to October 2005. As Charlie found about the affair of his wife with Dean McDermott, they parted their ways in October. Legally, they separated on 20th April 2006.
Tori’s current man, Dean shared married life with Canadian actress, Mary Jo Eustace for thirteen years. They stayed as a legal couple from 24th July 1993 to 12th February 2006 before parting their ways. They also share a son together, Montgomery McDermott.
How Rich Is Tori Spelling? Net Worth, Inheritance & Law Suits!
As of 2021, Tori Spelling owns a total fortune of $1.5 million. No wonder, she earned most of it from her incredible acting career. Reportedly, she earned a salary of $100,000 from the TV film A Friend to Die For ( 1994), which simply gives an outline of her alleged annual payroll to be in the 6-digit figure.
On average, an actor in the United States earns $57,000 per year. Besides this, as an author of 6 books & with her TV show appearances, she probably collected a decent sum of money.
Although she seems fulfilled as looking at her net worth, the mother of five went through a lot of financial crises and issues in her life. In 2013, she announced that she became broke and made off all the money she had generated from her work and inheritance.
After the death of her father, Aaron Spelling, Tori and her mom reportedly inherited $800,000 from his total fortune. Having said that, Tori mentioned her financial difficulties in her book. She had to go through pregnancy complications which increased her expenses without any extra source of income.
Spelling and her husband had to bear lawsuits as well. City National Bank filed a lawsuit against the couple in March 2017 for being unable to pay half amount out of the $400,000 loan. Likewise, they were sued for $87,000 in credit card debt and $260,000 in unpaid taxes by American Express in 2016.