Salli Richardson-Whitfield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Salli Elise Richardson-Whitfield (born November 23, 1967, height 5' 4" (1,63 m)) 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. Early life 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. Career 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 ...

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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Keenen Ivory Wayans  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Keenen Ivory Wayans  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

The blood orchid - a rare flower that could hold the secret of eternal life and be worth a fortune to the company that finds it. Led by a pharmaceutical research team, a scientific expedition sets out to explore deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and bring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Johnny Messner  •  KaDee Strickland  •  Matthew Marsden  •  Nicholas Gonzalez

The blood orchid - a rare flower that could hold the secret of eternal life and be worth a fortune to the company that finds it. Led by a pharmaceutical research team, a scientific expedition sets out to explore deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and bring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Johnny Messner  •  KaDee Strickland  •  Matthew Marsden  •  Nicholas Gonzalez

Antwone Fisher (2002)

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

The Great White Hype (1996)

When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Peter Berg  •  Corbin Bernsen

When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Peter Berg  •  Corbin Bernsen

Posse (1993)

A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.  •  Big Daddy Kane

A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.  •  Big Daddy Kane

Biker Boyz (2003)

A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who exchange their suits and ties at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reggie Rock Bythewood
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Derek Luke  •  Orlando Jones  •  Djimon Hounsou

A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who exchange their suits and ties at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reggie Rock Bythewood
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Derek Luke  •  Orlando Jones  •  Djimon Hounsou

Butter (1998)

Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Gathings Bunche
CAST:  Shemar Moore  •  Nia Long  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Donnie Wahlberg

Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Gathings Bunche
CAST:  Shemar Moore  •  Nia Long  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Donnie Wahlberg

We the Party (2012)

In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mandela Van Peebles  •  Simone Battle  •  Moisés Arias  •  Patrick Cage

In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mandela Van Peebles  •  Simone Battle  •  Moisés Arias  •  Patrick Cage

I Will Follow (2010)

Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Tracie Thoms  •  Omari Hardwick  •  Dijon Talton

Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Tracie Thoms  •  Omari Hardwick  •  Dijon Talton

How U Like Me Now (1992)

Set on the south side of Chicago, How U Like Me Now? is a comedy that captures the lifestyles of several twenty-something African Americans. Centering on a slacker named Thomas (Darnell Williams) and his ambitious girlfriend Valerie (Sally Richardson), the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darryl Roberts
CAST:  Danielle Gardner  •  Debra Crable  •  Darryl Roberts  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Set on the south side of Chicago, How U Like Me Now? is a comedy that captures the lifestyles of several twenty-something African Americans. Centering on a slacker named Thomas (Darnell Williams) and his ambitious girlfriend Valerie (Sally Richardson), the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darryl Roberts
CAST:  Danielle Gardner  •  Debra Crable  •  Darryl Roberts  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Good Hair (2009)

An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, GOOD HAIR visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Stilson
CAST:  Maya Angelou  •  Chris Rock  •  Nia Long  •  Vanessa Bell Calloway

An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, GOOD HAIR visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Stilson
CAST:  Maya Angelou  •  Chris Rock  •  Nia Long  •  Vanessa Bell Calloway

Pastor Brown (2009)

When her father unexpectedly falls terminally ill, exotic dancer Jessica "Jesse" Brown returns home for the first time in more than a decade. Her father's dying wish - that she take over as head of Mount Olive Baptist Church - turns her life and her family's life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rockmond Dunbar
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Nicole Ari Parker  •  Keith David  •  Michael B. Jordan

When her father unexpectedly falls terminally ill, exotic dancer Jessica "Jesse" Brown returns home for the first time in more than a decade. Her father's dying wish - that she take over as head of Mount Olive Baptist Church - turns her life and her family's life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rockmond Dunbar
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Nicole Ari Parker  •  Keith David  •  Michael B. Jordan

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Sanders
CAST:  Michael Jai White  •  Arsenio Hall  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Kevin Chapman

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Sanders
CAST:  Michael Jai White  •  Arsenio Hall  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Kevin Chapman

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1996)

This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent his childhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Reid
CAST:  Al Freeman, Jr.  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Paula Kelly  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent his childhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Reid
CAST:  Al Freeman, Jr.  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Paula Kelly  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs (2002)

Book of Love delivers humor along with the mysteries of unrequited love and relationships gone bad. The film's story line focuses on three men living, dating and loving in Los Angeles in the 90's. They struggle with heartbreak and insecurity as a result of failed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey W. Byrd
CAST:  40 Glocc  •  Richard T. Jones  •  Mari Morrow  •  Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Book of Love delivers humor along with the mysteries of unrequited love and relationships gone bad. The film's story line focuses on three men living, dating and loving in Los Angeles in the 90's. They struggle with heartbreak and insecurity as a result of failed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey W. Byrd
CAST:  40 Glocc  •  Richard T. Jones  •  Mari Morrow  •  Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman René
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Ned Beatty  •  Kathy Bates

A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman René
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Ned Beatty  •  Kathy Bates

I Am Legend (2007)

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Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Alice Braga  •  Charlie Tahan  •  Willow Smith

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Alice Braga  •  Charlie Tahan  •  Willow Smith

Soul of the Game (1996)

Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the army record, Jackie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Delroy Lindo  •  Mykelti Williamson  •  Blair Underwood  •  Edward Herrmann

Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the army record, Jackie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Delroy Lindo  •  Mykelti Williamson  •  Blair Underwood  •  Edward Herrmann

Light Girls (2015)

From the creator and director of the critically acclaimed documentary Dark Girls, award-winning filmmaker Bill Duke continues the conversation on colorism with Light Girls. Sharing the untold stories and experiences of lighter-skinned women, Light Girls dives deep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Raven-Symoné  •  Kym Whitley  •  Iyanla Vanzant  •  Essence Atkins

From the creator and director of the critically acclaimed documentary Dark Girls, award-winning filmmaker Bill Duke continues the conversation on colorism with Light Girls. Sharing the untold stories and experiences of lighter-skinned women, Light Girls dives deep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Raven-Symoné  •  Kym Whitley  •  Iyanla Vanzant  •  Essence Atkins

Playin' for Love (2015)

Coach Banks (Robert Townsend) is used to calling all the shots for his championship high school basketball team and in his own love life. But that’s about to change when he meets, Talisa McCoy (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), the mother of a star player, new to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Esai Morales  •  Jennifer Lewis  •  Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Coach Banks (Robert Townsend) is used to calling all the shots for his championship high school basketball team and in his own love life. But that’s about to change when he meets, Talisa McCoy (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), the mother of a star player, new to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Esai Morales  •  Jennifer Lewis  •  Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
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