Salli Richardson-Whitfield is a beautiful American actress who has become popular, thanks to her appearances on shows such as Eureka and movies like I am Legend in which she appeared alongside arguably one of the best actors in Hollywood, Will Smith. A very interesting actress, here is all you need to know about her.
Salli Richardson-Whitfield Biography, Age
She was born Salli Elise Richardson on November 23, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois. It was there that she was raised alongside three brothers; Josh, Chad, and Nalin.
While growing up, she began as an athlete before finally making it as an actress. In fact, while she was in High School, she took to playing Tennis. For her education, Salli attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
What was later to dominate her life was arts in the form of acting and singing. This could as well be as a result of the influence of her mother, Marcia Harris who was an operator of a recording studio. Her life as an actress kicked off in effect with the support of her mother who encouraged her to attend auditions.
Her first professional role came when she was just 14 which was for a poetry production, The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves. The poem which was written by Gwendolyn Brooks was organized by The Kuumba Workshop which she would go on to work with for many years to come.
Salli Richardson-Whitfield continued working as an actress in various theatre productions until 1991 when she got the chance to appear on Up Against the Wall. 1992 saw her taking a part in Prelude to a Kiss, Mo’ Money, and How U Like Me Now. Before 2000, she had already played important roles in many prominent movies and from then on, she continued with others like Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, I Am Legend and The Sin Seer.
Through her acting career that includes many Television shows, Salli has acted in more than 50 productions and did some voice acting too. She also has an Ovation Award, Black Reel Awards, and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominations to show for her hard work.
Family: Husband, Parents, Children
Salli came from a mixed-race family with a father who is white and a mother who is black. Despite the different races of her parents, she has never considered herself anything but strictly a black person.
Inasmuch as Hollywood is very popular for rather short marriages that one can hardly compile a list of them all, Salli Richardson-Whitfield has been able to remain with her husband, Dondre Whitfield since 2002. Before the two got married, however, the actress has been in a number of relationships in the past.
One of the first relationships that she has been into was with American singer, Wanya Morris and then with Tupac Shakur. The thing she had with arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time was in the 1990s. She would go on to date other men including Marlon Wayans and Glenn Plummer.
She also dated Sean Combs from 1990 to 1991. She was rumoured to have had a thing with Matthew McConaughey from 2000 to 2001 and Anthony Treach Criss in 2001. It was still in that year that she began going out with Dondre Whitfield, before tying the knot a year later.
Dondre Whitfield is an American actor who although is not one of the most popular ones out there, has been acting since 1985. He was born on May 27, 1969, in Brooklyn. An award-winning actor, he has acted in a number of movies but is more famous for his TV show appearances such as on The Cosby Show, All My Children, and Queen Sugar.
The union between the duo is blessed with two children, Parker Richardson Whitfield and Dre Terrell Whitfield.
Having sustained for a rather very long time as an actress with a long list of movies on her resume, it is just fair to expect that Salli Richardson-Whitfield has a good net worth. As estimated, the actress has a net worth of over $2 million. She has made her wealth from her movies and other endeavours.
Height and Body Measurements
The actress is obviously a very beautiful woman even as she has gone past the mid ages. Here are her body measurements:
Height: 5ft 4 (162.6 cm)
Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)
Body Measurements: 34-27-34.