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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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Fire and Reign (S8, Ep9)
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True Blood Lettie Mae Thornton
(2008-2014)
American Horror Story Beverly Hope / Dinah Stevens / Lee Harris / Sally Freeman
(2011-2018)
The Peacemaker Female NYPD Cop
(1997)
Prison Break Leticia Barris
(2005)

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 2018 Miss Virginia (post-production)
Annette Johnson
 2011-2018 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Dinah Stevens / Beverly Hope / Lee Harris / ...
- Apocalypse Then (2018) ... Dinah Stevens
- Fire and Reign (2018) ... Dinah Stevens
- Sojourn (2018) ... Dinah Stevens (credit only)
- Traitor (2018) ... Dinah Stevens
- Return to Murder House (2018) ... Dinah Stevens (credit only)
 2014-2018 The 100 (TV Series)
Indra
- Damocles: Part 2 (2018) ... Indra
- Damocles: Part 1 (2018) ... Indra
- The Dark Year (2018) ... Indra
- The Warriors Will (2018) ... Indra
- Sic Semper Tyrannis (2018) ... Indra
 2017 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Vicky
- Mister Lucky (2017) ... Vicky
- Shabbos Goy (2017) ... Vicky
- Las Vegas (2017) ... Vicky
- Abby (2017) ... Vicky
 2016-2017 Underground (TV Series)
Pearly Mae
- Ache (2017) ... Pearly Mae
- Contraband (2017) ... Pearly Mae
- Run & Gun (2016) ... Pearly Mae
- Firefly (2016) ... Pearly Mae
- The Lord's Day (2016) ... Pearly Mae
 2017 The Last Word
Bree Wilson
 2016 The Jury (TV Movie)
Angela
 2016 Wig Shop (Short)
Tippy
 2016 The Catch (TV Series)
FBI Agent Emily Clark
- The Wedding (2016) ... FBI Agent Emily Clark
 2015 The Leftovers (TV Series)
G.R. Leader
- Ten Thirteen (2015) ... G.R. Leader
 2015 Code Black (TV Series)
Susie
- Pilot (2015) ... Susie
 2012-2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Kendra James
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... Kendra James
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... Kendra James
- Contempt (2014) ... Kendra James
- Main Justice (2014) ... Kendra James
- Boston (2014) ... Kendra James
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Lettie Mae Thornton
- Thank You (2014) ... Lettie Mae Thornton
- Love Is to Die (2014) ... Lettie Mae Thornton (credit only)
- Almost Home (2014) ... Lettie Mae Thornton
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... Lettie Mae Thornton
- Karma (2014) ... Lettie Mae Thornton
 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
- Remember the Time (2012) ... 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
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series)
Jeanette Rawlins
- Two of a Kind (2011) ... Jeanette Rawlins
 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 Operating Instructions (TV Movie)
Celia
 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
 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 The Salon
Percy's wife
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Ricky
 2003 KidSmartz (Video documentary short)
Lynne
 2002-2003 American Dreams (TV Series)
Gwen Walker
- Life's Illusions (2003) ... Gwen Walker
- Crossing the Line (2003) ... Gwen Walker
- Another Saturday Night (2003) ... Gwen Walker
- R-E-S-P-E-C-T (2003) ... Gwen Walker
- And Promises to Keep (2003) ... Gwen Walker
 2001-2003 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Ifeoma Okafor / Tisha
- Meet the Grandparents (2003) ... Ifeoma Okafor
- Dying to Testify (2001) ... Tisha
 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 / ...
 2002 Pipe Dream
Lauren Gunther
 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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Adina Porter won an Obie for her performance in Suzane-Lori Parks play Venus. Obie's are presented on a yearly basis for the best off-Broadway plays. Next to the Tony, the Obie is the most prestigious accolade given for theatrical productions and stage actors in New York City. The correction: Uma Thurman WAS NOT in the play "... See more »

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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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