Her parents provided her a platform in acting since a small age by letting her join dance and acting classes. Butterfly McQueen is her first acting mentor. Starring in numerous Broadway plays, she received Off-Broadway theatre awards for her acting in play ‘Venus’.
Student at SUNY Purchase, she along with her friends adapted the play version for Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ on the stage. Clare Boothe Luce’s play ‘The Women’ was her Broadway theatre debut back in 2001. She portrayed the role of Gwen Walker from the year 2002 to 2003 in the series ‘American Dreams’. Porter is widely known for her character ‘Lettie Mae Thornton’ in the 2008 hit series ‘True Blood’. Her role as Kendra James in the 2012 political drama ‘The Newsroom’ was recurring.
She appeared in the 1997 movie ‘The Peacemaker’ starring Nicole Kidman and George Clooney. Other of her films include 1999 movie ‘Body Shots’, 2001 film ‘The Fluffer’, ‘The Salon’, ‘Crossing Jordan’, ‘Judging Amy’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Any Day Now’ and many more. Taking up the role of ‘Nandi LaMarche’ in hit teenage drama ‘The Vampire Dairies’; she has played ‘Leticia Barris’ in 2005 series ‘Prison Break’.
Her acting in American play ‘Lackawanna Blues’ provided her nomination for the 2005 Black Reel Awards. Even more, Porter has made cameo appearances in various TV series. The hit medical drama ‘House M.D’ saw Porter in one of its episodes. She has worked on the series ‘True Blood’ as actor Gregg Daniels wife.
Adina Porter Awards and Achievements:
New York-born Porter has achieved honors in her career and is yet to achieve more in her coming years. Recipient of the Obie Awards, she has received nominations for 2006 Black Reel Awards under the category ‘Best Supporting Actress’. Her acting in 2006 play ‘Venus’ made her a fan favorite in the industry.
Adina Porter Contributions:
Appearing in numerous roles both off and on screen, Porter has gained a lot of attention from movie lovers and fanatics of TV series in the industry.
Prior to her acting career, she did few advertisements as the product promoter. Many of her fans follow her in social media accounts; Instagram and Twitter.
More information on Porter can be fetched through IMDb and Wiki. She even manages her own site which can be found here: www.adinaporter.com