Shanola Hampton (born May 27, 1977) is an American actress best known for her work as Veronica Fisher on Showtime dramedy Shameless.

Acting career

2001–10: Early career

Hampton has appeared in several television series, such as Shameless, Reba, Popular, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, Related, and Miami Medical. She has also had roles in the movies: The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, The Hanged Man, and You Again.

She had her face modeled for the video game Left 4 Dead 2.

Hampton graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Theater and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Illinois.

2011–present: Shameless

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. On February 1, 2012, the series was renewed for a third season, which began shooting on June 27, 2012 and premiered on Sunday, January 13, 2013. On January 29, 2013, Showtime renewed Shameless for a fourth season, which premiered on January 12, 2014. On February 18, 2014, Showtime renewed Shameless for a fifth season, which premiered on January 11, 2015. On January 12, 2015, Showtime renewed Shameless for a sixth season.

Personal life

Hampton is married to producer Daren Dukes. They have two children, daughter Cai MyAnna and son Daren.



2002NotorietySarahShort film
2004Girls' LunchShort film
2005The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan GreenCharlotte
2007The Hanged ManX-Factor
2010You AgainTammy
2012Hot and BotheredAlexShort film
2013They Die by DawnPretty WomanShort film
2013Things Never SaidKalindra Stepney
2014Suburban GothicTicona


2001Electra Woman and Dyna GirlDaisy
2001RebaMarciEpisode: "The Steaks Are High"
2001PopularEpisode: "Fag"
2002Strong MedicineTracy SaundersEpisode: "Family Stories"
2004ScrubsEpisode: "My Best Moment"
2005–06RelatedFlash4 episodes
2006Pepper DennisDarcineEpisode: "True Love is Dead"
2010Miami MedicalDr. Graceffa6 episodes
2011–presentShamelessVeronica FisherMain role
2012Criminal MindsCindi BurnsEpisode: "The Company"