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Salli Elise Richardson-Whitfield (born November 23, 1967, height 5' 4" (1,63 m)) is an American television and film actress. She is known for her role as Dr. Allison Blake on the sci-fi TV series Eureka and her voice acting as Elisa Maza on the Disney animated series Gargoyles.
Richardson-Whitfield was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of an African American mother and an Irish-Italian father. She has three brothers: Josh Richardson, Chad Richardson, and Nalin. Salli Richardson played tennis in high school, and launched her acting career in the Kuumba Workshop theater there. She graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 1985.
Richardson's acting credits include: A Low Down Dirty Shame, Posse, and Antwone Fisher. She has guest-starred in numerous television shows, such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Silk Stalkings, New York Undercover, The Pretender and Secret Agent Man. Richardson had a recurring