- Couldn't reach an agreement with the producers of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) regarding specifics of her participation in the series finale so using edits and digital effects they removed her entirely from the next to last episode retrospective. An hour long special which included virtually every other actor in show's history.
- Sentenced to anger-management counseling by the Beverly Hills Municipal Court for an incident that occurred in August 1996; she got into an argument with 22 year old Corey Hanker and smashed a beer bottle on his car window as he tried to drive away from her. [12 September 1997]
- In her family, her father Tom, works at a bank; her mother Rosa, is the owner of a beauty parlor; she also has an older brother named Sean; born 1967.
- Appeared several times partially nude in Playboy magazine, one image is December 1993, others in safer sex spread in March 1994. Later posed once again on the cover of Playboy in December 2003.
- Was removed from the teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) at end of 4th season (March 1994). According to producer Aaron Spelling because of constant conflicts with other cast members and repeatedly late appearances on the set.
- Infuriated William Friedkin when she failed to turn up for the first day of shooting Jailbreakers (1994) (TV) in Hollywood. Shannen, as it turned out, had just returned from Italy, where she'd raised hell by turning up late for an interview on a television talk-show. Friedkin's first reaction was to call auditions and look at 12 other actresses to take the 90210-brat's part. But then he decided to stick with Doherty.
- Family moved to Los Angeles when she was 7 years old.
- In 1992, Shannen was a guest on "The Dennis Miller Show" (1992). She appeared on the fourth show which meant that host, Dennis Miller, was still in the process of getting used to the talk-show format. Early in the interview, she rudely asked Miller if he was nervous and went on to point out his eyebrow which was twitching nervously. This made headlines the next day and before long, Miller was routinely making an effort to lampoon her on his talk show.
- Offered a role in Scream 3 (2000).
- While on the set of Blindfold: Acts of Obsession (1994) (TV), she met Judd Nelson and they later became engaged.
- Sentenced to either 10 days in jail or 20 days of work-release duty, three years probation, and ordered to pay a $1500 fine for drunk-driving charges. [12 June 2001]
- Beat future "Charmed" (1998) co-star Alyssa Milano for the role of Rene in the cult film Mallrats (1995). 
- Shannen had her wages garnished by California United Bank when she was on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) because she wrote nearly $32,000 worth of bad checks.
- Has four horses and three dogs.
- Goddaughter is named Cooper London, daughter of Jason London.
- Still owns a percentage of "Charmed" (1998) even though she left the show.
- Dated actor Andrew Levitas .
- Her brief marriage to Ashley Hamilton is referenced in Mallrats (1995). Ben Affleck's character in the film is named Shannon Hamilton.
- Reunited with ex-husband Rick Salomon after being separated for a year. 
- Best friend of actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
- Lives on a horse ranch in Ventura County, California
- On the special, Beverly Hills 90210: 10-Year High School Reunion (2003) (TV) she revealed that the hardest thing about doing the show was pretending that Jason Priestley, whom she referred to as "a total babe", was her brother. She then revealed that, years later, people often approach her and ask her about the "weird incestuous vibe" between Brandon and Brenda, their characters. She said her response is always "damn straight".
- Is a fan of "24" (2001). On that show's Season 4 DVD set, she provides audio commentary on "3:00 PM - 4:00 PM" with episode writer Evan Katz.
- A huge fan of the show "24" (2001), and provides commentary for the episode Day 4: 4 PM to 5 PM, expressing her 'addiction' to the show.
- Was born on the same day and year as Nicholas Brendon.
- Ranked #5 in "100 Greatest Teen Stars" (2006) (mini).
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