Shanola Hampton was born May 27 in Long Island, NY, to a Car Salesman and an IRS agent. She was raised in Summerville, South Carolina with her four 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.” Her hobbies include, traveling back to South Carolina to spend time with family, Pilates, and swimming. Her hope is to one day open a Performing Arts School. Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter named Cai MyAnna Dukes on January 20, 2014. Child’s father is her husband, Daren Dukes.
Well known as the loyal friendly neighbor Veronica Fisher of the dysfunctional Gallagher family on Showtime’s dramedy Shameless, she was promoted to a regular in the series second season. Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son named Daren O.C. Dukes on May 9, 2016 in Los Angeles. “Doc” weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz., and measured 20 inches long. Child’s father is her husband, Daren Dukes.