Prue Halliwell portrayed by
Shannen Doherty
Prue Halliwell is the oldest of the sisters.  Prue had the power of telekinisis (the ability to move things with her mind) and discovered she
also had the power of astral projection (to be in two places at once). All the sisters have discovered that their powers increase over
time. Prue started out working in a prestigious auction house, Bucklands, but had decided to try her hand at being a professional
photographer.  She experienced a certain amount of personal loss, having known the girls' deceased mother, Patty, better than her
younger sisters, as well as their father, who left when Prue, Piper and Phoebe were young children; they were brought up by their
maternal grandmother ("Grams"). She also lost her first and true love, Andy Trudeau, at the end of the first season to a demon.  Prue's
greatest strength was her love for her sisters and her greatest fear was to lose them.   Unfortunately, Prue was destined to be the first
Charmed One to lose her life, to a demon named Shax, at the end of season three.
Shannen Doherty was previously best known for her starring role as
Brenda Walsh on
Beverly Hills, 90210, which was another Aaron
Spelling productiion. Ms. Doherty was born on April 12, 1971, in
Memphis, Tenn.,where she lived until she was 7. Her family then moved
to Los Angeles, and she got her first big acting break when the late
Michael Landon discovered her in an episode of
Father Murphy. He
cast her at age 11 as Jenny Wilder in the series
Little House: A New
She went on to star in Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to
1994, and has also performed in many films, for both the big and small
screen.  She starred with Christian Slater and Winona Ryder in the
1989 black comedy "Heathers". Other performances include the teen
comedy "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" with Helen Hunt and Sarah
Jessica Parker, Ron Howard's "Night Shift," and "Mall Rats," directed by
Kevin Smith, "A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story," and
starred opposite Antonio Sabato, Jr.(who has appeared several times
Charmed) in the Showtime original film "Jailbreakers," directed by
William Friedkin. She also starred in the miniseries "Gone in the Night"
and "Robert Kennedy and His Times," as well as the television movies
"Sleeping with the Devil," "The Ticket", "Friends 'Til the End." and
"Satan's School for Girls," a supernatural thriller which also stars Kate
Jackson, Julie Benz (Angel's
Darla) and Daniel Cosgrove. She directed
several episodes of
Charmed. Her next big project is starring in the
SciFi show Scare Tactics. Ms. Doherty is divorced, after being married  
twice, to Ashley Hamilton [1993, 5 month union] and to producer Rick
Solomon [2002, married less than a year], and is currently single.  She
and former co-star Julian McMahon (Cole) dated.