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Adina Porter

New York, New York, United States

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• Wanted to be an actor since a child; her parents agreed to let her take acting and dance lessons because they thought it would help her overcome being clumsy.

• First acting teacher was Butterfly McQueen from Gone With the Wind, who attended her church.

• In college she and a fellow student adapted Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye into a play; Morrison invited her to perform the play in her New York apartment before it opened Off-Broadway.

• Won an Obie in 1996 for her performance in Venus.

• Has appeared in recurring roles on NYPD Blue, Prison Break, Saving Grace; and Law & Order.

• Has been a regular on American Dreams; True Blood; and The Newsroom.