Salli Richardson

by ethnic on December 27, 2011

Birth Name: Salli Elise Richardson

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 23, 1967

*English, Italian (father)
*African-American (mother)

Salli Richardson, also credited as Salli Richardson-Whitfield, is an American actress and director. She is known for starring in the series Eureka.

Her father is white, and has English and Italian ancestry. Her mother is African-American. Salli has stated that her mother has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this anestry has been verified/documented.

Salli is married to actor Dondre Whitfield, with whom she has two children.

She has stated:

I mean, yes, my father is Italian and English, and my mother’s got Indian in her, but when you look at my parents you see Black and White–two halves… I was raised around both my parents, and I knew that my father is White and my mother is Black, but I never thought that I was anything but Black. It never crossed my mind that I could be anything else. No one ever said anything; no one ever made any comments in my family. It was just never a question. I think being Black is a wonderful thing to claim.


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andrew October 28, 2017 at 5:20 am

often described as part Irish on father’s side

cwm85 July 16, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Her statements, she seems to have a problem with her European side. She isn’t black. She is black and white. If both her parents were Black Africans hen she would be black. But she is both. She needs to accept herself and have more respect for her dad’s side.

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