Salli Richardson-Whitfield, born November 23, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is an actress. She plays Jane Barrow in the HBO series The Newsroom. She guest stars in the first season episode "5/1". She is known for her starring role in the series A Town Called Eureka as Allison Blake. She also starred in the animated series Gargoyles as Elisa Maza. She has also had roles in the films Antwone Fisher (2002) and I Am Legend (2007).