Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Actor, Singer
Salli Richardson began her professional acting career in the theater at the Kuumba Workshop in Chicago and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she landed numerous guest roles on series such as "Silk Stalkings," Star ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1967 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Stitchers 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Being Mary Jane 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby of the Family 2014 (Movie)

Nelli McPherson (Actor)

Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

House of Lies 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Between Brothers 1997 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eureka 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1998 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mercy Point 1998 - 1999, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roc 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Finder 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1997 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

We the Party 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Will Follow 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pastor Brown 2010 (Movie)

Jesse Brown (Actor)

Black Dynamite 2009 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Hair 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

I Am Legend 2007 (Movie)

Zoe (Actor)

Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Missing 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The War at Home 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 2004 (Movie)

Gail Stern (Actor)

Line of Fire 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Time Around 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

Half & Half (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Antwone Fisher 2002 (Movie)

Berta Davenport (Actor)

How I'm Living 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Rude Awakening 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Agent Man 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 1996 (Movie)

Miss Alice (Actor)

The Great White Hype 1996 (Movie)

Bambi (Actor)

A Low Down Dirty Shame 1994 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Sioux City 1994 (Movie)

Jolene Buckley (Actor)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

Lana (Actor)

How U Like Me Now 1992 (Movie)

Valerie (Actor)

Mo' Money 1992 (Movie)

Pretty Customer (Actor)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

2nd Bridesmaid (Actor)

Butter (TV Show)

Actor

Gargoyles (TV Show)

Voice

I Spy Returns (TV Show)

Actor

Lily in Winter (TV Show)

Actor

Soul of the Game (TV Show)

Actor

True Women (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Salli Richardson began her professional acting career in the theater at the Kuumba Workshop in Chicago and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she landed numerous guest roles on series such as "Silk Stalkings," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "New York Undercover," "The Jamie Fox Show" and "Stargate SG-1. " Richardson spent three seasons as the voice of Elisa Maza on Disney's animated series "Gargoyles." before graduating to roles in feature films, particulary worjking with minority directors, including Mario Van Peebles' "Posse" (1993), Lou Diamond Phillips' directorial debut film "Souix City" (1994)--which won the Gold Medal at the Houston Film Festival-Keenan Ivory Wayans' "A Low Down Dirty Shame" (1994), Tim Reid's "Once Upon a Time.When We Were Colored" (1995), HBO's "Soul Of The Game" (1996) and Reginald Hudlin's "The Great White Hype" opposite Samuel L. Jackson. She also held regular or recurring roles on numerous television shows including Showtime's "Rude Awakenings," UPN's "Mercy Point" and CBS's "Family Law." She snared her highest profile role to date playing the role of Berta for director Denzel Washington in "Antwone Fisher" (2002). Next Richardson--by that point married to actor Dondre Whitfield and billed as Salli Richardson-Whitfield--appeared in "Biker Boyz" (2003), opposite her "Fisher" co-star Derek Luke, Laurence Fishburne and Kid Rock, followed by the horror-thriller "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid" (2004). In between those fetaure films she landed a recurring role as Erica Logan on the CBS crime procedural "CSI: Miami" beginning in 2003.

Relationships

Marcia Harris

Mother
African-American also of partial herokee descent

Matthew McConaughey Actor

Companion
Dated c. 2000 No longer together

Duel Richardson

Father
Italian and Irish descent works as the director of Neighborhood Relations/Educational Programs and Office of Community Affairs for the University of Chicago

Dondre Whitfield

Husband
Married September 8, 2002

Parker Whitfield

Daughter
Father is Dondre Whitfield

EDUCATION

Studied opera while attending high school

Milestones

2007

Had a supporting role as Will Smith's wife in "I Am Legend"

2006

Cast as Department of Defense agent (and later head of Global Dynamics) Allison Blake in the Sci-fi series "Eureka"

2004

Starred in the thriller "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid"

2003

Co-starred in the action feature "Biker Boyz"

2002

Potrayed Berta in Denzel Washington's directorial debut feature "Antwone Fisher"

1999

Played Viveca Foster on the CBS television drama "Family Law"

1998

Co-starred in the indepedent thriller "Butter"

1997

Cast in the feature "True Women"

1996

Co-starred in the boxing comedy feature "Great White Hype"

1995

Was Miss Sally in "Once Upon A Time...When We Were Colored"

1994

Voiced the character Elisa Maza in the animated series "Gargoyles"; also voiced Maza for the series of "Gargoyles" videos that were released from 1994-1998

1994

Co-starred in the Keenan Ivory Wayan's "Low Down Dirty Shame"

1993

Portrayed Lana in the black western "Posse"

1993

Co-starred in the romantic comedy "How U Like Me Now"

1991

Cast in the feature drama "Up Against The Wall"

Performed with the Chicago Children's Choir

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