- 1 Who Is Salli Richardson?
- 2 Salli Richardson Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence
- 5 A Television Director
- 6 An Accomplished Voice Actress
- 7 Do You Know How Rich Salli Richardson Is?
- 8 Do You Know About Salli’s Personal Life, Marriage, Children?
- 9 Internet Presence
- 10 Salli Richardson Husband, Dondre Whitfield
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 EducationOf 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.
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 ProminenceSally 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.
Last days directing @AmericanGodsSTZ thx to all the cast for being so wonderful @MrRickyWhittle you are the best @MousaKraish I can’t wait to see you Directing. @TheRodneyBarnes great episode. #directorslife #womandirector #lovemyjob #BlackGirlMagic pic.twitter.com/8Qf3VXCdy7
— Salli Richardson (@sallirichardson) July 20, 2018
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?
On my way to the BET awards. So in love with this dress
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.
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.
— DONDRÉ T. WHITFIELD (@DondreWhitfield) January 16, 2018
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.