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Hampton in March 2012
May 27, 1977
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Hampton has 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, and You Again.
Shanola Hampton graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Theater and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Illinois.
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. On February 1, 2012, the series was renewed for a third season, which began shooting on June 27, 2012 and premiered on Sunday, January 13, 2013. On January 29, 2013, Showtime renewed Shameless for a fourth season, which premiered on January 12, 2014. On February 18, 2014, Showtime renewed Shameless for a fifth season, which premiered on January 11, 2015. On January 12, 2015, Showtime renewed Shameless for a sixth season.
Hampton is married to Daren Dukes. Together they have one daughter, Cai MyAnna, born January 2014.
- http://www.self.com/magazine/blogs/selfystars/2011/01/eat-like-a-star-shameless-shan.html "Eat Like A Star: Shameless' Shanola Hampton," Jan 5, 2011, Self Magazine
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