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Salli Richardson-Whitfield
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Biographical informations
Birth name Salli Elise Richardson
Birth (1967-11-23) November 23, 1967 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gender
     
Female
Informations about family
Spouse Dondre Whitfield (2002–present)
Children Parker Richardson-Whitfield (daughter),
Dre Terrell Whitfield (son)
Professional informations
Years active 1991–present
Eureka universe-related informations
Occupation in Eureka Actress
Director
Character(s) Dr. Allison Blake

Salli Elise Richardson-Whitfield (born November 23, 1967) is an American film and television actress. She portrayed Dr. Allison Blake in the Eureka TV series.

Early life[edit]

Richardson-Whitfield was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of an African American mother and an Irish-Italian father.[1] She has three brothers: Josh Richardson, Chad Richardson, and Nalin. Richardson played tennis in high school, and launched her acting career in the Kuumba Workshop theater there.[2] She graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 1985.

Career[edit]

Richardson began her acting career in the theater before roles in television and film.[2] In film, she played small parts in Prelude to a Kiss, Mo' Money, Posse, and later had major roles in Sioux City and A Low Down Dirty Shame. From 1994 to 1996 she had voice role of Elisa Maza on the animated series Gargoyles.[3] She had many guest-starring roles in numerous television shows, such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, New York Undercover, The Pretender, Stargate SG-1, NYPD Blue, House, M.D., Bones, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Castle.

Richardson starred opposite Dixie Carter and Kathleen Quinlan in the CBS legal drama series, Family Law, from 1999 to 2002. She had a recurring roles as Nancy Adams on Rude Awakening, and as Laura on CSI: Miami (with Jordan Hinson as cast). She starred opposite Denzel Washington in the 2002 drama film Antwone Fisher. She also appeared in 2004 horror Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and starred opposite Will Smith in 2007 post-apocalyptic film I Am Legend. She later had a leading roles in the independent dramas Pastor Brown (2009) and I Will Follow (2010). She also starred in the The Sin Seer with Isaiah Washington, set for 2015 release.[4]

From 2006 to 2012, Richardson starred as Department of Defense agent (and later head of Global Dynamics) Allison Blake in the Syfy comedy-drama series Eureka. Her second pregnancy was written into the storyline of the series.[2] After series cancellation, she was cast as lead in the Lifetime drama pilot The Secret Lives of Wives.[5] In 2014, Richardson was cast in a recurring roles on Lifetime's The Lottery as the first lady of the United States,[6] but she lost it to Shelley Conn;[7] and on BET's Being Mary Jane as an old friend of the lead character.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

On September 8, 2002, she married long-time boyfriend and fellow actor Dondre Whitfield. She and Whitfield have one daughter, Parker Richardson-Whitfield, and one son, Dre Terrell Whitfield (born January 24, 2009).[10] Whitfield has appeared along with her husband Dondre Whitfield in a late night infomercial as part of an advertising campaign to promote the Time Life Zestify Midnight Soul collection.[11]

Involvement in the Eureka universe[edit]

  • Actress
  • Director (2 episodes)

Filmography[edit]

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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2015 My Last Christmas Actress Film, pre-production
2014 Playin' for Love Actress Talisa McCoy Film, Main Cast, post-production
2015 The Sin Seer Actress Nia Film, Main Cast, completed
2013-2014 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Actress Carrie Clark TV Series, 2 episodes
2014 Castle Actress U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Weston TV Series, 1 episode
2014 House of Lies Actress Sandra Joy TV Series, 1 episode
2013 Teachers Actress, Executie Producer Christine TV Movie, Main Cast
2012-2013 The Newsroom Actress Jane Barrow TV Series, 3 episodes
2006-2012 Eureka Actress, Director Allison Blake TV Series, Main Cast, 77 episodes
2012 The Finder Actress Athena Brookes TV Series, 1 episode
2012 We the Party Actress Principal Reynolds Film
2012 The Secret Lives of Wives Actress Reed TV Movie
2012 I Will Follow Actress Maye Film, Main Cast
2011 Grace Director, Executive Producer, Writer Short
2009 Criminal Minds Actress Tamara Barnes TV Series, 2 episodes
2009 Pastor Brown Actress, Co-Producer Jessica 'Jesse' Brown Film, Main Cast
2009 Black Dynamite Actress Gloria Film
2007 I Am Legend Actress Zoe Neville Film
2006 Bones Actress Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Kurland TV Series, 1 episode
2006 Eureka: Hide and Seek Actress Allison Blake TV Series, 3 episodes
2005 The War at Home Actress Vanessa TV Series, 1 episode
2005 1-800-Missing Actress Kelly TV Series, 1 episode
2005 House M.D. Actress Sharon TV Series, 1 episode
2004 NYPD Blue Actress Bobbi Kingston TV Series, 2 episodes
2004 Second Time Around Actress Amanda TV Series, 1 episode
2004 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Actress Gail Stern Film
2004 Line of Fire Actress Erica Logan TV Series, 1 episode
2003 CSI: Miami Actress Laura TV Series, 5 episodes
2003 Biker Boyz Actress Half & Half Film
2002 Baby of the Family Actress Nelli McPherson Film
2002 Antwone Fisher Actress Berta Davenport Film
1999-2002 Family Law Actress Viveca Foster TV Series, Main Cast, 68 episode
2002 Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs Actress Karen Film
2000-2001 Rude Awakening Actress Nancy Adams TV Series, 9 episodes
2000 Secre Agent Man Actress Rachel TV Series, 1 episode
1999 Lillie Actress Lillie Film
1999 The Jamie Foxx Show Actress TV Series, 1 episode
1998-1999 Mercy Point Actress Kim / Lt. Salisaw TV Series, 8 episodes
1998 Butter Actress Blusette Ford Film
1998 The Pretender Actress Cynthia Sloan TV Series, 1 episode
1997 Between Brothers Actress Vanessa TV Series, 1 episode
1997 Stargate SG-1 Actress Drey'auc TV Series, 1 episode
1997 True Women Actress Martha TV Movie
1996 Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles Actress Elisa Maza / Delilah TV Series, 11 episode, Voice
1994-1996 Gargoyles Actress Eliza Maza / Delilah / Salli TV Series, 59 episodes, Voice
1996 The Great White Hype Actress Bambi Film
1996 Soul of the Game Actress Lahoma TV Movie
1995 Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Actress Miss Alice Film
1994 Lily in Winter Actress Ada Covington TV Movie
1994 New York Undercover Actress Tammy Barrett TV Series, 1 episode
1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame Actress Angela Film
1994 Sioux City Actress Jolen Buckley Film, Main Cast
1994 Roc Actress Diane Hubbard TV Series, 1 episode
1994 I Spy Returns Actress Nicole Scott TV Movie
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Actress Fenna / Nadell TV Series, 1 episode
1993 Posse Actress, Performer: "If I Knew Him at All" Lana Film
1993 Space Rangers Actress TV Series, 1 episode
1992 Silk Stalkings Actress Shelley TV Series, 1 episode
1992 How U Like Me Now Actress Valerie Film
1992 Mo' Money Actress Pretty Customer Film
1992 Prelude to a Kiss Actress Bridesmaid #2 Film
1991 Up Against the Wall Actress Denise Film

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Salli Richardson Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Salli Richardson". Encyclopedia.com. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Salli_Richardson.aspx. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Salli Richardson-Whitfield Biography". Tvguide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/salli-richardson-whitfield/bio/268386. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  3. What's Dramatic, Fun and Keeping These Actors Busy? Sounds Like Gargoyles
  4. "Richard Brooks, Salli Richardson-Whitfield Join Isaiah Washington in 'The Sin Seer'". TheWrap. http://www.thewrap.com/richard-brooks-salli-richardson-whitfield-join-isaiah-washington-sin-seer/. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  5. Andreeva, Nellie. "Salli Richardson-Whitfield To Star In Lifetime's 'Secret Lives Of Wives' Pilot". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/salli-richardson-to-star-in-lifetimes-secret-lives-of-wives-pilot/. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  6. 6 MOS (2013-12-02). "'Homeland's' Martin Donovan Joins Lifetime's 'Lottery' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/homelands-martin-donovan-joins-lifetimes-661318. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  7. "A+E Networks – Life is Entertaining". Aenetworks.com. 2014-05-22. http://www.aenetworks.com/article/lifetimes-new-drama-lottery-premieres-july-20. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  8. Deadline, The. "MacKenzie Porter Joins AMC's 'Hell On Wheels'; Salli Richardson-Whitfield In BET's 'Being Mary Jane'". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/mackenzie-porter-joins-amcs-hell-on-wheels-salli-richardson-whitfield-in-bets-being-mary-jane/. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  9. "TV News: Salli Richardson-Whitfield Joins 'Being Mary Jane,' Omar J. Dorsey In 'Ray Donovan' + New Oxygen Greenlights|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/tv-news-salli-richardson-whitfield-joins-being-mary-jane-omar-j-dorsey-in-ray-donovan-new-oxygen-greenlights. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  10. Dondre and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Welcome a Son Celebrity Baby Blog, February 25, 2009
  11. Sally Richardson-Whitfield – Biography IMDb. Retrieved April 26, 2010

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Age50 +
Birth countryUSA +
Birth dateNovember 23, 1967 +
Eureka occupationActress + and Director +
GenderFemale +
Has played inMy Last Christmas (2015 Film) +, Playin' for Love (2014 Film) +, The Sin Seer (2015 Film) +, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003 TV Series) +, Castle (2009 TV Series) +, House of Lies (2012 TV Series) +, Teachers (2013 TV Movie) +, The Newsroom (2012 TV Series) +, The Finder (2012 TV Series) +, We the Party (2012 Film) +, The Secret Lives of Wives (2012 TV Movie) +, I Will Follow (2010 Film) +, Grace (2011 Short) +, Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series) +, Pastor Brown (2009 Film) +, Black Dynamite (2009 Film) +, I Am Legend (2007 Film) +, Bones (2005 TV Series) +, The War at Home (2005 TV Series) +, 1-800-Missing (2003 TV Series) +, House M.D. (2004 TV Series) +, NYPD Blue (1993 TV Series) +, Second Time Around (2004 TV Series) +, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004 Film) +, Line of Fire (2003 TV Series) +, CSI: Miami (2002 TV Series) +, Biker Boyz (2003 Film) +, Baby of the Family (2002 Film) +, Antwone Fisher (2002 Film) +, Family Law (1999 TV Series) +, Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs (2002 Film) +, Rude Awakening (1998 TV Series) +, Secret Agent Man (2000 TV Series) +, Lillie (1999 Film) +, The Jamie Foxx Show (1996 TV Series) +, Mercy Point (1998 TV Series) +, Butter (1998 Film) +, The Pretender (1996 TV Series) +, Between Brothers (1997 TV Series) +, Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series) +, True Women (1997 TV Movie) +, Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996 TV Series) +, Gargoyles (1994 TV Series) +, The Great White Hype (1996 Film) +, Soul of the Game (1996 TV Movie) +, Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995 Film) +, Lily in Winter (1994 TV Movie) +, New York Undercover (1994 TV Series) +, A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994 Film) +, Sioux City (1994 Film) +, Roc (1991 TV Series) +, I Spy Returns (1994 TV Movie) +, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Serie) +, Posse (1993 Film) +, Space Rangers (1993 TV Series) +, Silk Stalkings (1991 TV Series) +, How U Like Me Now (1992 Film) +, Mo' Money (1992 Film) +, Prelude to a Kiss (1992 Film) + and Up Against the Wall (1991 Film) +
Has worked inTeachers (2013 TV Movie) +, Grace (2011 Short) +, Pastor Brown (2009 Film) + and Posse (1993 Film) +
Infobox imageSalli Richardson-Whitfield.jpg +
Main cast inEpisode:Pilot +
Married toDondre Whitfield +
Month-Day birthNovember 23 +
NameSalli Richardson-Whitfield +
ProvSalli Richardson-Whitfield +
Year active start1991 +