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Richardson in July 2012.
|Born||Salli Elise Richardson
November 23, 1967
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Other names||Salli Richardson-Whitfield|
|Spouse(s)||Dondre Whitfield (m. 2002)|
Salli Elise Richardson-Whitfield (born November 23, 1967) is an American television and film actress. She is known for her role as Dr. Allison Blake on the sci-fi TV series Eureka and her voice acting as Elisa Maza on the Disney animated series Gargoyles.
Richardson-Whitfield was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of an African American mother and an Irish-Italian father. She has three brothers: Josh Richardson, Chad Richardson, and Nalin. Salli Richardson played tennis in high school, and launched her acting career in the Kuumba Workshop theater there. She graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 1985.
Richardson's acting credits include: A Low Down Dirty Shame, Posse, and Antwone Fisher. She has guest-starred in numerous television shows, such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Silk Stalkings, New York Undercover, The Pretender and Secret Agent Man. Richardson had a recurring role as "Kim" on the show Mercy Point and as "Nancy Adams" on Rude Awakening. She played "Viveca Foster" on the television drama Family Law. She is best known by animation fans as the voice of Elisa Maza on the animated series Gargoyles. She also has been cast as Department of Defense agent (and later head of Global Dynamics) Allison Blake in the television series Eureka, which aired on the SyFy Channel. Her second pregnancy was written into the storyline of the series. She appeared in the 2007 film I Am Legend alongside actor Will Smith.
Richardson has dated Matthew McConaughey and Sean Combs. On September 8, 2002, she married long-time boyfriend and fellow actor Dondre Whitfield. She and Whitfield have one daughter, Parker Richardson-Whitfield and one son, Dre Terrell Whitfield (born January 24, 2009).
- Up Against the Wall (1987) – Denise
- How U Like Me Now? (1992) – Valerie
- Posse (1993) – Lana
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Second Sight" (1993) – Fenna/Nidell
- Sioux City (1994) – Jolene Buckley
- I Spy Returns (1994) – Nicole Scott
- A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) – Angela
- New York Undercover episode "Eyewitness Blues" (1994) - Tammy Barrett 
- Gargoyles (1994–1997) – Elisa Maza/Delilah
- Soul of the Game (1996) – Lahoma
- The Great White Hype (1996) – Bambi
- True Women (1997) – Martha
- Stargate SG-1 episode "Bloodlines" (1997) – Drey'auc
- The Pretender Season 2, Ep. 11 Gigolo Jarod (1998) – Cynthia
- Butter (1998) – Blusette Ford
- Mercy Point (1998–1999) – Kim
- Family Law (1999–2000) – Viveca Foster
- Rude Awakening (2000–2001) – Nancy Adams
- Book of Love (2002) – Karen
- Antwone Fisher (2002) – Berta Davenport
- Biker Boyz (2003) – Half & Half
- CSI: Miami (2003) – Laura
- Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) – Gail Stern
- Bones episode "Aliens in a Spaceship" Season 2, Ep 9 (2006) Kim U.S. District Attorney
- House episode "Sports Medicine" – Sharon
- Eureka (2006–2012) (TV) – Dr. Allison Blake
- I Am Legend (2007) – Zoe Neville
- Black Dynamite (2009) – Gloria
- Pastor Brown (2009) – Jesse
- Criminal Minds (2009) – Tamara
- I Will Follow (2010) – Maye
- The Finder (2012) – "Life After Death" Athena
- The Newsroom (2012) – Jane Barrow
- NCIS (2013) – Carrie Clark
- What's Dramatic, Fun and Keeping These Actors Busy? Sounds Like Gargoyles
- Sally Richardson-Whitfield – Biography IMDb. Retrieved April 26, 2010
- Dondre and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Welcome a Son Celebrity Baby Blog, February 25, 2009
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