Shanola Hampton is an American actress best known for her role as Veronica Fisher on Showtime dramedy Shameless.
Shanola Hampton was born in Long Island, NY to a Pastor and an IRS agent. She was raised in Summerville, South Carolina with her three sisters. In college she earned a degree in Theater, with emphasis in Performance from Winthrop University along with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from University of Illinois. She moved to Los Angeles in 2001, and began appearing in commercials. Later, she made her first guest appearance in Ryan Murphy’s “Popular.”
In Summer 2010, Hampton was cast as a series regular on the Showtime dramedy Shameless as Veronica Fisher, a role for which she has received critical acclaim.
Hampton has been married to producer Daren Dukes since March 2000. The couple have a daughter named Cai MyAnna Dukes (born January 2014) and a son named Daren O.C. Dukes (born May 2016).