Shanola Hampton

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Shanola Hampton
Hampton in March 2012
Born Shanola Hampton
(1977-05-27) May 27, 1977 (age 39)
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
Alma mater Winthrop University and University of Illinois
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Notable work Veronica Fisher in Shameless

Shanola Hampton (born May 27, 1977) is an American actress best known for her role as Veronica Fisher on Showtime dramedy Shameless.

Acting career[edit]

2001–10: Early career[edit]

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.[1]

She was the face model for Rochelle in the video game Left 4 Dead 2.[2]

Hampton graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Theater and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Illinois.

2011–present: Shameless[edit]

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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hampton has been married to producer Daren Dukes since March 2000.[4] The couple have two children, Cai (born January 2014) and Daren (born May 2016).[5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Notoriety Sarah Short film
2004 Girls' Lunch Short film
2005 The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Charlotte
2007 The Hanged Man X-Factor
2010 You Again Tammy
2012 Hot and Bothered Alex Short film
2013 They Die by Dawn Pretty Woman Short film
2013 Things Never Said Kalindra Stepney
2013 "Christmas in the City"
2014 Forever Laura
2014 Suburban Gothic Ticona
2015 Worthy Kyra


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Daisy
2001 Reba Marci Episode: "The Steaks Are High"
2001 Popular Episode: "Fag"
2002 Strong Medicine Tracy Saunders Episode: "Family Stories"
2004 Scrubs Episode: "My Best Moment"
2005–06 Related Flash 4 episodes
2006 Pepper Dennis Darcine Episode: "True Love is Dead"
2010 Miami Medical Dr. Graceffa 6 episodes
2011–present Shameless Veronica Fisher Main role
2012 Criminal Minds Cindi Burns Episode: "The Company"
2013 Christmas in the City Angie TV Movie
2014 Hell's Kitchen Herself Season 12 Episode 20: "Winner Chosen"


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  3. ^ "Eat Like A Star: Shameless' Shanola Hampton," Jan 5, 2011, Self Magazine
  4. ^ Hampton, Shanola (March 16, 2016)."Marrying you 16 years ago was so darn smart! Happy Anniversary @shangolive! I love our life! I love being in this world with you! Here's to many more sunsets together. #easybreezyliving".  Instagram. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Leon, Anya (January 22, 2014)."Shanola Hampton Welcomes Daughter Cai Myanna". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Juneau, Jen and Michaud, Sarah (May 12, 2016)."Shanola Hampton Welcomes Son Daren". Retrieved May 25, 2016.

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