Who is that Actor: Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Like Rihanna and Deborah Cox, I am more familiar with Salli Richardson-Whitfield from her various coifs – thanks to black hair care magazines I consume – than her better known profession, which is acting. In fact the first time I was innately aware of Richardson-Whitfield was in her brief appearance as Will Smith’s wife Zoe in the film I Am Legend! Yet her, IMDB page boasts an impressive number of credits dating back to the early 90s.
When I first became aware of her I assumed she was simply relegated to duties as the “pretty black wife” on both the small and big screen. To some degree that seems her fate on the big screen, but on the small screen Richardson-Whitfield’s range is better reflected in a diversity of roles, including her current on the SyFy series Eureka.
I think my favorite Salli Richardson-Whitfield tidbit is her hosting duties (with her husband) for Time Life’s Zestify Midnight Soul infomercials!