A vivacious hot mess, we first meet Holly as she’s lamenting the fact that she used to be famous and on a hit 90’s TV detective show “Mystery Girls.” Now it’s 14 years later and Holly is desperate to regain her former fame. After years spent starring on TV as a detective and having some natural talent, Holly has honed her ability to suss out information from witnesses to crimes. Having saved her “Mystery Girls” money, she’s able to afford the pricey rent in a Beverly Hills office, where she plans to resurrect her life and use her acting skills and crime “experience” to open a real detective agency. Now she just has to get Charlie, her former co-star-turned suburban housewife and mother, on board with the plan.
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." She and husband, Dean McDermott, also starred in Oxygen's hit series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" and "Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings." She is currently in production on "Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever," a series that follows her, Dean and their four children as they head to Ontario, Canada, to renovate a lakeside cottage.
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.
Last year Spelling released "CelebraTORI," which offers tips and advice for throwing a fabulous (and affordable) party as only Tori Spelling can. Tori shows readers the ins-and-outs of entertaining for all occasions, with her signature wit, charm, and chic style. A beautiful four-color book, "CelebraTORI"is filled with instructional and inspirational photos, along with tips, advice, and anecdotes.
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 and is sold exclusively at JCPenney. 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.