• Salli Richardson is an American actress and director born in 1967
• She is of Native American and African-American ancestry from her mother's side and Italian and English from her father's family
• She is best known for her roles in films such as "A Low Down Dirty Shame" (1994) and the television series "Eureka" (2006-2012) and "Stitchers" (2015-2017)
• She has also been credited as a television director, voice actress and writer
• She is married to actor Dondre Whitfield and they have two children together

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Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 23, 1967
SpouseDondre Whitfield
FactBegan her professional acting career in the theater at the Kuumba Workshop in Chicago.

Who Is Salli Richardson?

Born Salli Elise Richardson on the 23rd September 1967, in Chicago, Illinois USA, she is an actress and director, perhaps best known to the world as Angela in the action comedy film “A Low Down Dirty Shame” in 1994, and as Dr. Allison Blake in the TV adventure drama series “Eureka” (2006-2012). Most recently she has starred in the TV sci-fi crime drama series “Stitchers” as Maggie from 2015 to 2017, among many other differing roles she has secured in her career.

Salli Richardson Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Of Native America and African-American ancestry from her mother’s, Marcia Harris’s side, and Italian and English from her father’s, Duel Richardson’s family, Salli has three brothers, Chad, Josh, and Nalin. She went to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, from which she graduated in 1985, and during her years of education played tennis, and also felt drawn to acting, so began attending lessons at the Kuumbra Workshop Theater, where she made her acting debut.
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Career Beginnings

Salli soon transferred to screen roles, making her on-screen debut in the drama film “Up Against the Wall” in 1991. She continued with minor roles in such films as Mo’ Money” and “How U Like Me Now” both in 1992. Two years later, Salli felt the first rays of success when she was chosen for the part of Angela in the action comedy film “A Low Down Dirty Shame”, starring next to Keenen Ivory Wayans and Charles S. Dutton. She continued her career with roles in TV series “Mercy Point” (1998-1999), and “Family Law” (1999-2002).

Rise to Prominence

Sally started the new millennium with a guest-starring role in the TV comedy series “Rude Awakening” (2000-2001), then in 2003 she was Laura for five episodes in the crime drama series “CSI: Miami”, while in 2006, Salli was chosen for one of her most prominent roles, as Dr. Allison Blake in the TV series “Eureka”. Salli appeared in 77 episodes of the highly-acclaimed TV series through 2012, which made her a star. During this time, Salli was still actively searching for other engagements, and in 2007 starred in the sci-fi horror drama film “I Am Legend”, and in 2009 had the lead role in the drama film “Pastor Brown”, co-starring India Arie and Nicole Ari Parker. She continued quite successfully, first starring in the drama film “I Will Follow” in 2010, and then when the “Eureka” ended, she started searching for another long-term engagement, and in 2015 was chosen for the part of Maggie in the TV series “Stitchers” (2015-2017).

A Television Director

In recent years, Salli has been more focused on working as a director, rather than as an actress, making her debut in 2011 with the short film “Grace”, co-written by Salli and Ava DuVernay. Since then, Salli has had a number of successful directing efforts, including several episodes of such TV series as “Queen Sugar” (2016), “Stitchers” (2017), “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (2018), “Shadowhuners: The Mortal Instruments” (2017-2019), and will direct an episode of “American Gods”, scheduled for release in 2019.

An Accomplished Voice Actress

In addition to acting and directing, Salli is also recognized as a voice actress; back in 1994, she started lending her voice to several characters from the animated series “Gargoyles” which lasted until 1996, one of her most successful in her entire career, although since then hasn’t been much involved as a voice actress.

Do You Know How Rich Salli Richardson Is?

Since launching her career, Salli featured in over 60 film and TV titles, and has also directed a number of episodes of some of the most successful TV series that air today. So, have you ever wondered how rich Salli Richardson is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Salli’s net worth is as high as $2 million. Pretty decent don’t you think?

Do You Know About Salli’s Personal Life, Marriage, Children?

When it comes to her personal life, Salli has been quite open about the ups and downs that happen to her behind the camera. She has been married to actor Dondre Whitfield since 2002; the couple has two children together, a son Dondre Terrell Whitfield Jr. and a daughter Parker Richardson-Whitfield.

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Internet Presence

Since entering the show business, Salli has become rather popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter, though she is also no stranger on Facebook. Her official Instagram page has over 165,000 followers, with whom she has shared her most recent career achievements, such as her desire to pursue directing further, but also details from her personal life, including pictures of her children and husband. You can find Salli on Twitter too, on which she has over 80,000 followers, with whom she shares her personal opinions and ideas, including her dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump’s actions, among many other tweets. Salli is also active on Facebook, on which she has over 20,000 followers.

Salli Richardson Husband, Dondre Whitfield

Now that we have covered all the major details about Salli’s life and career, let’s share some information about her husband, the successful actor Dondre Whitfield.

Born Dondre Terrell Whitfield on the 27th May 1969, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, he is an actor, perhaps best known to the world as Terrence Frye in the ABC daytime soap opera “All My Children” (1991–1994), and most recently as Remy Newell in the TV drama series “Queen Sugar” (2016-2018), among other differing roles.

Dondre went to Performing Arts High School located in New York City, and started his career with a minor role in the TV comedy series “The Cosby Show” (1985-1987), appearing in six episodes of the highly acclaimed series. It was in 1991 that he made his breakthrough with the part of Terence Frye in the series “All My Children”, and since then has continued with considerable success, starring in a number of films and series, including “Mr 3000” in 2004, “The Event (2010-2011), and currently in the TV series “Queen Sugar”, among other projects. Dondre Whitfield’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million.

General Info

Full NameSalli Richardson
Date Of BirthNovember 23, 1967
Height1.63 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Chicago Laboratory Schools


SpouseDondre Whitfield
ChildrenParker Richardson Whitfield, Dre Terrell Whitfield
ParentsDuel Richardson, Marcia Harris
SiblingsNalin Richardson, Chad Richardson, Josh Richardson


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesI Am Legend, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Antwone Fisher, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Black Dynamite, Posse, Biker Boyz, I Will Follow, Pastor Brown, The Great White Hype, We the Party, Sioux City, The Sin Seer, True Women, Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored, Soul of the Game, How U Li...
TV ShowsEureka, The Mo'Nique Show, Family Law, Rude Awakening, Mercy Point, Gargoyles, Stitchers

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1Co-host, with her husband, Dondre Whitfield, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Midnight Soul" music collection. [2007]
2Son, Dre Terrell Whitfield, born January 24, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.
3Attended high school with actor Dwayne Winstead's cousin, Claudette Winstead Thomas.
4Has a daughter, Parker Richardson Whitfield.
5According 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 Dondre Whitfield.
6Her 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).
7Played tennis for the University of Chicago Laboratory High School.
8Began her professional acting career in the theater at the Kuumba Workshop in Chicago.




Stitchers2015-2016TV SeriesMaggie Maggie Baptiste
Rosewood2016TV SeriesDr. Aubrey Joseph
NCIS2013-2015TV SeriesCarrie Clark
The Sin Seer2015Nia
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesValerie
Castle2014TV SeriesU.S. Attorney Elizabeth Weston
House of Lies2014TV SeriesSandra Joy
Teachers2013TV MovieChristine
The Newsroom2012-2013TV SeriesJane Barrow
Playin' for Love2013Talisa McCoy
Eureka2006-2012TV SeriesAllison Blake
The Finder2012TV SeriesAthena Brookes
We the Party2012Principal Reynolds
The Secret Lives of Wives2012TV MovieReed
I Will Follow2010Maye
Criminal Minds2009TV SeriesTamara Barnes
Pastor Brown2009Jessica 'Jesse' Brown (as Salli Richardson)
Black Dynamite2009Gloria
I Am Legend2007Zoe Neville (as Salli Richardson)
Bones2006TV SeriesAssistant U.S. Attorney Kim Kurland
Eureka: Hide and Seek2006TV SeriesAllison Blake
The War at Home2005TV SeriesVanessa
1-800-Missing2005TV SeriesKelly
House M.D.2005TV SeriesSharon
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesBobbi Kingston
Second Time Around2004TV SeriesAmanda
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid2004Gail Stern
Line of Fire2004TV SeriesErica Logan
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesLaura
Biker Boyz2003Half & Half
Baby of the Family2002Nelli McPherson (as Salli Richardson)
Antwone Fisher2002Berta Davenport (as Salli Richardson)
Family Law1999-2002TV SeriesViveca Foster
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs2002Karen (as Salli Richardson)
Rude Awakening2000-2001TV SeriesNancy Adams
Secret Agent Man2000TV SeriesRachel
Lillie1999Lillie (as Salli Richardson)
The Jamie Foxx Show1999TV SeriesCamille Turner
Mercy Point1998-1999TV SeriesKim / Lt. Salisaw
Butter1998Blusette Ford (as Salli Richardson)
The Pretender1998TV SeriesCynthia Sloan
Between Brothers1997TV SeriesVanessa
Stargate SG-11997TV SeriesDrey'auc
True Women1997TV MovieMartha (as Salli Richardson)
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles1996TV SeriesElisa Maza Delilah
Gargoyles1994-1996TV SeriesElisa Maza Delilah Salli
The Great White Hype1996Bambi (as Salli Richardson)
Soul of the Game1996TV MovieLahoma (as Salli Richardson)
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995Miss Alice (as Salli Richardson)
Lily in Winter1994TV MovieAda Covington (as Salli Richardson)
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesTammy Barrett
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994Angela (as Salli Richardson)
Sioux City1994Jolene Buckley (as Salli Richardson)
Roc1994TV SeriesDiane Hubbard
I Spy Returns1994TV MovieNicole Scott (as Salli Richardson)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1993TV SeriesFenna / Nidell
Posse1993Lana (as Salli Richardson)
Space Rangers1993TV Series
Silk Stalkings1992TV SeriesShelley
How U Like Me Now1992Valerie (as Salli Richardson)
Mo' Money1992Pretty Customer (as Salli Richardson)
Prelude to a Kiss1992Bridesmaid #2 (as Salli Richardson)
Up Against the Wall1991Denise (as Salli Richardson)


Rebel2017TV Series 2 episodes filming
Underground2017TV Series 1 episode
Queen Sugar2016TV Series 2 episodes
Post Life2016Short
Different Position2015Short
Eureka2011-2012TV Series 2 episodes


Post Life2016Short producer
Teachers2013TV Movie executive producer
Grace2011/IVShort executive producer
Pastor Brown2009co-producer - as Salli Richardson


Grace2011/IVShort writer


Posse1993performer: "If I Knew You at All"


Crash2004/Ithe producers gratefully acknowledge the help of - as Salli Richardson


2016 Election Night Viewing Party2016TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Real Husbands of Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
The 365Black Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The Boris & Nicole Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Truth Serum with Aida Rodriguez2015TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHerself
Noches con Platanito2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Lift Every Voice2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Teens Wanna Know2015TV SeriesHerself
The 365Black Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Lifetime Achievement Award
In the Company of Friends2013TV MovieHerself
Behind the Scenes of 'Pastor Brown' the Movie2012DocumentaryHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHerself
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Good Hair2009DocumentaryHerself (as Salli Richardson)
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHerself
Acapulco Black Film Festival2000TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Salli Richardson)
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter


Nominated Awards

2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actress, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesPastor Brown (2009)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesEureka (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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