Shanola Hampton Biography

Shanola Hampton is a talented and gorgeous American actress best known for portraying the role of Veronica Fisher on Showtime dramedy Shameless. In 2013 she became the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor at the 2013 American Black Film Festival.

Early life

Shanola Hampton was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the United States on May 27, 1977. Her parents are Gralin N. Hampton and Anne Hampton. Her father was a pastor in the local church and Shanola used to sing in a church choir group as a kid. Shanola went to Summerville High School and later graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina with a degree in theatre. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked at the Goose Island Brewery during the time she was studying.

Shanola Hampton Career

Shanola Hampton started her career while she was still studying in university, that is she played a part in The Gift, a musical at Tiffany Theatre in Hollywood in 2000. Later after graduating, she appeared in several television shows, such as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Reba, Popular, Strong Machine, Scrubs, Related, and Pepper Dennis. She made her film debut in 2002 with Love and Basketball where she played the role of Sarah. In 2005, Shanola was cast for the role of Charlotte in The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green and then subsequently was also seen in The Hanged Man, You Again and They Die by Dawn.

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In 2013, she was quite recognized for her role in the drama film Things Never Said as Kalindra Stepney which was also a part of the Annual American Black Film Festival and other notable film festivals. For the same role, Hampton also won Best Actor at the festival. She also starred in comedy-horror Suburban Gothic as Ticona. But before that, in 2011 Shanola appeared on the sets of the family comedy-drama series Shameless where she played the main role of Veronica Fisher. Currently, the drama is still running with more than 12 seasons. Subsequently, Hampton also featured television series such as Christmas in the City and Stalker.

In 2019 it was announced that Shanola will be seen in the upcoming film American Bullet but the film is still in post-production. In 2021, Netflix will release a horror-thriller starring in Deadly Illusions. Hampton will be seen in the upcoming horror-thriller movie, Deadly Illusions, starring Greer Grammer, Dermot Mulroney, and Shanola. It premiered worldwide on March 18, 2021, through Netflix

Social media

The 43-year old shameless actress has been very active on various social media platforms. Shanola is a verified Instagram user with 1.2 million followers, she often shares insights from her personal life, her pictures from shoots, and behind-the-scenes from shoots and sets. She also uses Twitter very often and shares the username on all platforms, that is @shanolahampton. She joined Twitter in 2010 and has 241.1k followers.

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Shanola Hampton Biography

Real Name Shanola Hampton
Birth Date 27 May 1977
Age 43 Years
Birth Place Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimetres – 160 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  121 lbs
Body Measurements 34-26-35
Bra (Breast) Size 32B
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 35
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Gralin N. Hampton
Mother Anna Hampton
Sister Three
Brother None


School Summerville High School
College Winthrop University, University of Illinois

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a lesbian? No
Husband Daren Dukes
Children Two (Cai MyAnna Dukes, Daren O.C. Dukes)

Favorite Things

Hobbies Not Known
Favorite Food Cupcakes
Favorite Football Team Minnesota Vikings
Favorite Character Monica Rambeau

Personal life

Since March 2000, Shanola has been married to producer Daren Dukes with whom the actress shares two children, a daughter named Cai MyAnna Duker who was born in January 2014, and a son named Daren O.C. Dukes, born in May 2016.

Shanola Hampton Net worth

According to sources as of 2021, the net worth of Shanola Hampton is estimated to be around $1 million dollars. The actress has been active in the film and television industry since 2001, that is when she was 24, and has earned quite the name for herself. Apart from acting, her source of income also comprises brand shoots, modeling careers, and endorsements.

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  • Shanola Hampton is an American actress known for playing the role of Veronica Fisher on the drama-comedy series Shameless since 2011.
  • She is of Afro-American origin born and brought up in South Carolina.
  • She is professionally trained in combat and fencing.
  • Hampton was the face model for Rochelle in a video game, Left 4 Dead 2.
  • She has been a participant in the reality television series Hell’s Kitchen.
  • Currently, she resides in Los Angeles, with her husband and two kids.

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