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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameSalli Elise Richardson
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Salli Richardson-Whitfield is a 30 year industry veteran. She has been featured in over 20 major motion pictures and has starred opposite a number of Hollywood's top actors, including Samuel L. Jackson in THE GREAT WHITE HYPE, Denzel Washington in ANTWONE FISHER, and Will Smith in I AM LEGEND. On television, Salli starred in the long running SYFY network hit series EUREKA as well as three seasons of STITCHERS on FREEFORM.

Changing gears to a role behind the camera, Salli has burst onto the scene as a director and producer. Ava DuVernay was one of the first to recognize Salli's skill as director, offering Salli two back to back episodes of the first season of QUEEN SUGAR. Her now incredibly extensive directing resume includes such shows as AMAZON'S WHEEL OF TIME, HULU'S REPRISAL, APPLE'S SEE, NETFLIX'S ALTERED CARBON, STARZ' AMERICAN GODS and SURVIVOR'S REMORSE, SHOWTIME'S THE CHI, ABC's SCANDAL, FOX's LETHAL WEAPON, FREEFORM'S SHADOWHUNTERS, NETFLIX'S DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, LUKE CAGE, and THE PUNISHER, BET's REBEL, SYFY'S THE MAGICIANS and EUREKA, BLACKLIGHTNING, ALL AMERICAN for THE CW and ABC'S BLACKISH. Salli's work on LUKE CAGE was nominated for a NAACP Award for Outstanding Directing In A Drama Series. She currently has series in development as a director/producer at Apple and Netflix.

Her incredible run was punctuated by the recent announcement of an Overall Deal with HBO along with Directing and Executive Producing Julian Fellowes' upcoming drama series THE GILDED AGE and directing two episodes of Adam McKay's UNT. LAKERS SERIES.

Salli is a married to actor and author, Dondre Whitfield, they have two children. She participates in countless charitable and philanthropic events, including The K.I.S. foundation.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Erwin More

Family (3)

Spouse Dondré T. Whitfield (8 September 2002 - present)  (2 children)
Children Richardson Whitfield, Parker
Whitfield, Dre Terrell
Parents Harris, Marcia
Richardson, Duel

Trivia (7)

Began her professional acting career in the theater at the Kuumba Workshop in Chicago.
Played tennis for the University of Chicago Laboratory High School.
Her mother Marcia Harris is African American/Native American (Cherokee) and her father Duel Richardson, who is the director of Neighborhood Relations/Educational Programs and Office of Community Affairs for the University of Chicago, is Caucasian (English/Italian).
According to Richardson, she and Matthew McConaughey were only friends who became victims of the Hollywood rumor mill. She was then dating and is now married to actor Dondré T. Whitfield.
Has a daughter, Parker Richardson Whitfield.
Attended high school with actor Dwayne Winstead's cousin, Claudette Winstead Thomas.
Son, Dre Terrell Whitfield, born January 24, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.

Personal Quotes (4)

I Will Follow is a celebration of life. Sometimes when you lose something, you understand its value more than when you had it. The same is true for life.
Indies are always an extra challenge. The time is shorter because you have less money to spend and fewer days to shoot.
When you're in N.Y.C. and they shut down one of the bridges, this is a movie!
When a loved one passes, there are mixed emotions, and a thirst to live one's own life more deeply can certainly be among them.

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