She is an unusually ugly female, and she works at The Poison Apple. She has a deep male voice. She sports make-up similar to that of a drag queen; which includes blue eye-shadow and prominent drawn-on eyebrows. She wears a crown braid and a purple floor-length dress in all movies she is in. Many of the characters find her very unappealing, with some even being confused about her gender,.She sings "Girls just wanna have fun" in Far Far Away Idol. Simon also accuses her of being ugly as well. In Shrek the Third, Snow White retracts her statement of how many beautiful princesses there were in the group when she looks at Doris, who responds by glaring at her. It is unknown why she has a male voice, though it could be to make her more unattractive.
- In the UK release of Shrek 2, Doris was voiced by English presenter Jonathan Ross.