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Adina Porter


Adina Porter was born and raised in New York City, more specifically, The South Bronx. She is a first generation American; her father was born and spent his youth in Sierra Leone, Africa, while her mother was born in Bermuda. As a young child, Porter entertained her parents by staging plays in the family living room. They noticed her artistic ... See full bio »

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American Horror Story
American Horror Story Lee Harris / Sally Freeman
(2011-2016)
True Blood
True Blood Lettie Mae Thornton
(2008-2014)
The Newsroom
The Newsroom Kendra James
(2012-2014)
The 100
The 100 Indra
(2014-2017)

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 2017 The Last Word (completed)
Bree Wilson
 2014-2017 The 100 (TV Series)
Indra
- Episode #4.9 (2017) ... Indra
- Red Sky at Morning (2016) ... Indra
- Join or Die (2016) ... Indra
- Stealing Fire (2016) ... Indra
 2016 The Catch (TV Series)
FBI Agent Emily Clark
- The Wedding (2016) ... FBI Agent Emily Clark
 2016 Underground (TV Series)
Pearly Mae
- Run & Gun (2016) ... Pearly Mae
- Firefly (2016) ... Pearly Mae
- The Lord's Day (2016) ... Pearly Mae
- War Chest (2016) ... Pearly Mae
- The Macon 7 (2016) ... Pearly Mae
 2016 The Jury (TV Movie)
Angela
 2016 Wig Shop (Short)
Tippy
 2015 The Leftovers (TV Series)
G.R. Leader
- Ten Thirteen (2015) ... G.R. Leader
 2015 Code Black (TV Series)
Susie
- Pilot (2015) ... Susie
 2013 Doubt (TV Movie)
Stacie McNeil
 2012 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
Nandi LaMarche
- We'll Always Have Bourbon Street (2012) ... Nandi LaMarche
 2012 Glee (TV Series)
History Teacher
- The Role You Were Born to Play (2012) ... History Teacher
 2012 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Ramsey
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
Ms. Estelle
- Life After Death (2012) ... Ms. Estelle
 2011-2012 Ringer (TV Series)
Principal Caruso
- What Are You Doing Here, Ho-Bag? (2012) ... Principal Caruso
- The Poor Kids Do It Everyday (2011) ... Principal Caruso
 2011 Prime Suspect (TV Series)
Detective Kendra Cannon
- The Great Wall of Silence (2011) ... Detective Kendra Cannon
 2011 About Sunny
Cheryl
 2011 The Changing Room (Short)
Sarah
 2011 Private Practice (TV Series)
Stacy Hatcher
- A Step Too Far (2011) ... Stacy Hatcher
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Detective Sweeney
- Cold Case (2010) ... Detective Sweeney
 2010 The Social Network
Gretchen's Associate (uncredited)
 2010 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Nancy Breton
- The Match (2010) ... Nancy Breton
 2007-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Tamara Cooley
- So Help You God (2010) ... Tamara Cooley
- Everything's Got a Shelf Life (2007) ... Tamara Cooley
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Denise Devine
- Coup de Grace (2009) ... Denise Devine
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Laticia Myers
- Jurisprudence (2009) ... Laticia Myers
 2009 Operating Instructions (TV Movie)
Celia
 2007 Katrina (TV Movie)
Mary
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Janelle Odami
- Fight (2007) ... Janelle Odami
 2007 House M.D. (TV Series)
Claudia
- Family (2007) ... Claudia
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Harriet Lewis
- Watch Over Me (2006) ... Harriet Lewis
 2005 Prison Break (TV Series)
Leticia Barris
- Cell Test (2005) ... Leticia Barris
- Allen (2005) ... Leticia Barris
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Shannon Goodall
- On the Job (2005) ... Shannon Goodall
 2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
- A Child of God (2005)
 2005 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Hopkins
- Back in the World (2005) ... Mrs. Hopkins
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Ricky
 2005 The Salon
Percy's wife
 2001-2003 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Ifeoma Okafor / Tisha
- Dying to Testify (2001) ... Tisha
 2003 KidSmartz (Video documentary short)
Lynne
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Vicki Moran
- Prisoner Exchange (2002) ... Vicki Moran
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Assistant D. A.
- Monster (2002) ... Assistant D. A.
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Malia
- Compassionate Release (2002) ... Malia
 2002 Stage on Screen: The Women (TV Movie)
A Nurse / Euphie / Miss Myrtle / ...
 2001 The Fluffer
Silver
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Hazina
- Smoochas Gracias (2000) ... Hazina
 2000 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Diane
- Where's the Justice in That? (2000) ... Diane
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Ella's Assistant
- Pilot (2000) ... Ella's Assistant
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Angela Jackson
- The Grinch (1999) ... Angela Jackson
 1999 Body Shots
Detective Thompson
 1998 Brimstone (TV Series)
Rachel
- Repentance (1998) ... Rachel
 1998 Gia (TV Movie)
Girl at Group Therapy
 1997 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Angela Withers
- Life Under Castro (1997) ... Angela Withers
 1997 The Peacemaker
Female NYPD Cop
 1990-1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mary Byman / Sheryl Decker / Woman Neighbor
- Savages (1995) ... Mary Byman
- Nurture (1994) ... Sheryl Decker
- Out of the Half-Light (1990) ... Woman Neighbor
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Jasmine Hopkins
- Pilot (1994) ... Jasmine Hopkins
 1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 (Short)
Woman
 1992 Swoon
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As a college project, Adina Porter adapted Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye for the stage. After contacting the author for permission to perform the work in New York, Morrison invited Porter to her home. Porter then performed her adaption for the esteemed author and her son, in Morrison's living room. With Toni Morrison's blessing, Porter then did a limited run of the adapted play (off Broadway.). See more »

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