Shanola Hampton is an American actress best known for her role as Veronica Fisher in Shameless.


Hampton was born on May 27, 1977, in Charleston, South Carolina, as one of five daughters to a car salesman and an IRS agent. She attended Winthrop University (from which she earned a degree in theater) and the University of Illinois (from which she earned a Masters in Fine Arts in Acting). Moving to Los Angeles, California, Hampton began appearing in commercials in 2001 before starting an acting career. Since then, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Reba, Popular, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, Related, and Miami Medical. She also landed roles in the movies The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, The Hanged Man, and You Again. In the summer of 2010, Hampton was cast as a series regular on the Showtime drama-comedy series Shameless as Veronica Fisher, a role for which she has received critical acclaim and has since become her best-known role.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Hampton portrayed Cindi Burns, the cousin of SSA Derek Morgan, in the Season Seven episode The Company.


  • Shameless (2011-present) as Veronica Fisher (40 episodes)
  • Christmas in the City (2013) as Angie
  • They Die by Dawn (2013) as Pretty Woman (short)
  • Things Never Said (2013) as Kalindra Stepney
  • Hot and Bothered (2012) as Alex (short)
  • Criminal Minds - The Company (2012) TV episode - Cindi Burns
  • You Again (2010) as Tammy
  • Miami Medical (2010) as Nurse Graceffa (6 episodes)
  • The Hanged Man (2007) as X-Factor
  • More, Patience (2006) as Barista
  • Pepper Dennis (2006) as Darcine
  • Related (2005-2006) as Flash (5 episodes)
  • The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005) as Charlotte
  • Scrubs (2004) as Woman
  • Notoriety (2002) as Sarah (short)
  • Strong Medicine (2002) as Tracy Saunders
  • Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (2001) as Daisy (TV short)
  • Reba (2001) as Marci
  • Popular (2001) as Girl #1


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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