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Salli Elise Richardson-Whitfield (born November 23, 1967) is an American television and film actress. She is known for her role on Eureka and her voice acting on Gargoyles.

Early life

Richardson-Whitfield was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of an African American mother and an Irish-Italian father. Her father is a businessman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Richardson played tennis in high school, and launched her acting career in the Kuumba Workshop theater there. She graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 1985.

Career

Richardson's acting credits include: A Low Down Dirty Shame, Posse, and Antwone Fisher. She has also guest-starred in numerous television shows, such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Silk Stalkings, New York Undercover, The Pretender and Secret Agent Man. Richardson had a recurring role as "Kim" on the show Mercy Point and as "Nancy Adams" on Rude Awakening. She played "Viveca Foster" on the television drama Family Law. She is best known by animation fans as the voice of Elisa Maza on the animated series Gargoyles. Currently she is cast as Department of Defense agent (and later head of Global Dynamics) Allison Blake in the television series Eureka, which airs on the SyFy Channel. Her second pregnancy was written into the storyline of the series. She appeared in the 2007 zombie film I Am Legend alongside actor Will Smith.

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.[1]

Personal life

Richardson has dated Matthew McConaughey and Tupac Shakur, and 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).[2]

Filmography

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References

  1. Sally Richardson-Whitfield - Biography IMDb. Retrieved April 26, 2010
  2. Dondre and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Welcome a Son Celebrity Baby Blog, February 25, 2009

External links

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