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Also Known As: Salli Richardson, Salli Elise Richardson, Salli Richardson Whitfield Died:
Born: November 23, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, singer

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Salli Richardson began her professional acting career in the theater at the Kuumba Workshop in Chicago and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she landed numerous guest roles on series such as "Silk Stalkings," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "New York Undercover," "The Jamie Fox Show" and "Stargate SG-1." Richardson spent three seasons as the voice of Elisa Maza on Disney's animated series "Gargoyles." before graduating to roles in feature films, particulary worjking with minority directors, including Mario Van Peebles' "Posse" (1993), Lou Diamond Phillips' directorial debut film "Souix City" (1994)--which won the Gold Medal at the Houston Film Festival-Keenan Ivory Wayans' "A Low Down Dirty Shame" (1994), Tim Reid's "Once Upon a Time.When We Were Colored" (1995), HBO's "Soul Of The Game" (1996) and Reginald Hudlin's "The Great White Hype" opposite Samuel L. Jackson. She also held regular or recurring roles on numerous television shows including Showtime's "Rude Awakenings," UPN's "Mercy Point" and CBS's "Family Law." She snared her highest profile role to date playing the role of Berta for director Denzel Washington in "Antwone Fisher" (2002). Next Richardson--by that point married to actor Dondre...

Salli Richardson began her professional acting career in the theater at the Kuumba Workshop in Chicago and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she landed numerous guest roles on series such as "Silk Stalkings," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "New York Undercover," "The Jamie Fox Show" and "Stargate SG-1." Richardson spent three seasons as the voice of Elisa Maza on Disney's animated series "Gargoyles." before graduating to roles in feature films, particulary worjking with minority directors, including Mario Van Peebles' "Posse" (1993), Lou Diamond Phillips' directorial debut film "Souix City" (1994)--which won the Gold Medal at the Houston Film Festival-Keenan Ivory Wayans' "A Low Down Dirty Shame" (1994), Tim Reid's "Once Upon a Time.When We Were Colored" (1995), HBO's "Soul Of The Game" (1996) and Reginald Hudlin's "The Great White Hype" opposite Samuel L. Jackson. She also held regular or recurring roles on numerous television shows including Showtime's "Rude Awakenings," UPN's "Mercy Point" and CBS's "Family Law." She snared her highest profile role to date playing the role of Berta for director Denzel Washington in "Antwone Fisher" (2002). Next Richardson--by that point married to actor Dondre Whitfield and billed as Salli Richardson-Whitfield--appeared in "Biker Boyz" (2003), opposite her "Fisher" co-star Derek Luke, Laurence Fishburne and Kid Rock, followed by the horror-thriller "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid" (2004). In between those fetaure films she landed a recurring role as Erica Logan on the CBS crime procedural "CSI: Miami" beginning in 2003.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Teachers (2013)
2.
 We the Party (2012)
3.
 Pastor Brown (2011)
4.
 I Will Follow (2010)
5.
 Good Hair (2009)
6.
 Black Dynamite (2009)
7.
 I Am Legend (2007)
9.
 Biker Boyz (2003) Half & Half
10.
 Antwone Fisher (2002) Berta [Davenport]
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Performed with the Chicago Children's Choir
1991:
Cast in the feature drama "Up Against The Wall"
1993:
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "How U Like Me Now"
1993:
Portrayed Lana in the black western "Posse"
1994:
Co-starred in the Keenan Ivory Wayan's "Low Down Dirty Shame"
1994:
Voiced the character Elisa Maza in the animated series "Gargoyles"; also voiced Maza for the series of "Gargoyles" videos that were released from 1994-1998
1995:
Was Miss Sally in "Once Upon A Time...When We Were Colored"
1996:
Co-starred in the boxing comedy feature "Great White Hype"
1997:
Cast in the feature "True Women"
1998:
Co-starred in the indepedent thriller "Butter"
1999:
Played Viveca Foster on the CBS television drama "Family Law"
2002:
Potrayed Berta in Denzel Washington's directorial debut feature "Antwone Fisher"
2003:
Co-starred in the action feature "Biker Boyz"
2004:
Starred in the thriller "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid"
2006:
Cast as Department of Defense agent (and later head of Global Dynamics) Allison Blake in the Sci-fi series "Eureka"
2007:
Had a supporting role as Will Smith's wife in "I Am Legend"
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companion:
Matthew McConaughey. Actor.
husband:
Dondre Whitfield. Actor. Married as of September 8, 2002.

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father:
Duel Richardson. Of Italian and Irish descent.
mother:
Marcia Harris. African-American; also of partial herokee descent.

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