"I cannot describe the feeling of pulling up and seeing a line wrapped around the block waiting for the necessity of food. To be able to work with an organization that fulfills that necessity is a true gift and very humbling.”
Shanola Hampton stars alongside William H. Macy in Showtime’s iconic, award-winning series “Shameless.” She portrays the Gallaghers’ sassy neighbor, Veronica “V” Ball. The show’s ninth season premiered on September 9th, and she will begin production on the 10th season this summer. She also will be starring in the upcoming film Through the Glass Darkly with Robyn Lively and was last seen in the TV ONE romantic comedy Three’s Complicated co-starring Tyler Lepley, which she also co-produced.
Hampton has previously guest starred and recurred on a wide variety of television shows including “Miami Medical,” “Criminal Minds,” “Stalker,” “Related,” “Scrubs,” “Strong Medicine” and “Reba.”
Additionally, she has starred in multiple independent feature films including They Die By Dawn alongside Rosario Dawson, Idris Elba and Erykah Badu and Things Never Said opposite Dorian Missick, Omari Hardwick and Michael Beach.
Originally from South Carolina, Hampton earned her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University before receiving her Master's Degree in Fine Arts from The University of Illinois. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband Daren Dukes and their two children.