Shanola Hampton of the hit Showtime show Shameless and her husband Daren Dukes are expecting a new baby girl in late January. It will be the first child for the 36-year-old television star and her husband of 13 years. They are excited.
“We are beyond excited to expand our family and begin this new chapter. Words can’t describe the joy our hearts feel,” the couple told People in a statement.
Shanola portrays Veronica Fisher in the remake of the award-winning British series of the same name.
The show stars William H. Macy as father of six Frank Gallagher, a selfish alcoholic who frequently ignores his children.
Emmy Rossum portrays his oldest daughter Fiona Gallagher who of leans on her best friend portayed by Shanola.
Hampton has appeared in several television series, such as: Shameless, Reba, Popular, Scrubs, Related, and Miami Medical. She has also had roles in the movies: The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, The Hanged Man, and You Again.
She has face modeled for the videogame Left 4 Dead 2.
Hampton is a graduate of Winthrop University (with a degree in Theater), and also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Illinois.
In Summer 2010, Hampton was cast as a series regular on the Showtime dramedy Shameless as Veronica Fisher, a role for which she has received critical acclaim.
The fourth season of Shameless premieres Jan. 12 on Showtime.