Born: May 27, 1977
Place of Birth: Charleston, SC
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Career and Life
Shanola Hampton (born May 27, 1977) is an American actress best known for her role as Veronica Fisher on Showtime dramedy Shameless.
Hampton played a part in "The Gift", a musical at Tiffany Theater in Hollywood in 2000.
Hampton appeared in several television series, such as Shameless, Reba, Popular, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, Related, and Miami Medical. She has also had roles in the movies: The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green. The Hanged Man, Christmas in the City, and You Again.
She was the face model for Rochelle in the video game Left 4 Dead 2.
Hampton graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in theater. While studying acting at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Hampton worked at Goose Island Brewery in Wrigleyville. Hampton earned a Masters of Fine Arts in acting.
In Summer 2010, Hampton was cast as a series regular on the Showtime dramedy Shameless as Veronica Fisher, a role for which she has received critical acclaim.
In 2013, Hampton co-starred in the movie Things Never Said Hampton played a woman who tries to find the strength to leave her physically abusive husband. The movie was part of the Annual American Black Film Festival, the North Carolina Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, the Black Star Film Festival, and the Laguna Film Festival.