May 27, 1977
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Lauded for her role as Veronica, the neighbor of the dysfunctional Gallagher clan on the U.S. series "Shameless," Shanola Hampton began acting onstage at Winthrop University in her home state of South Carolina. After earning a Masters in Fine Arts, Hampton broke into film and TV with small roles in the series "Popular," "Reba," and "Scrubs" before being cast as Flash in the 2005 comedy-drama "Related." Following a stint on the short-lived series "Miami Medical" in 2010, the actress appeared in the 2011 feature ensemble comedy "You Again" with legend Betty White before rising to fame on "Shameless."