Salli has played as herself on atleast two different shows.
Salli played Berta Davenport in the 2002 movie Antwone Fisher.
Salli says her ideal role is similar to that in the French film, La Femme Nikita, a movie about a beautiful woman who was programmed to be an assassin.
Salli played Bill Cosby's daughter in I Spy.
In 1998 she acted in a on stage play named The Old Settler with Jenifer Lewis and CCH Pounder.
Besides playing Lana in the film Posse she also song If I Knew Him at All on the films soundtrack.
Salli studied opera while she attended High School.
She plays Ginny Neville in the 2007 movie I Am Legend.
In the Western movie Posse, Salli played Mario Van Peebles love interest.
Richardson played Teal'C's wife on Stargate SG-1.
Salli played in an recurring role as Laura Lamas on CSI: Miami.
She is a vegan-vegetarian.
Salli played tennis for University of Chicago Laboratory High School.
She was born to an African American/Cherokee mother and a Irish/Italian father.
According to Richardson, she and Matthew McConaughey were only friends who became victims of the Hollywood rumor mill. She was then dating and is now married to actor Dondre Whitfield.
She is 5' 4" (1.63m).
On 8 September 2002 she married fellow actor Dondré T. Whitfield. They have a daughter named, Parker Richardson Whitfield. On January 24, 2009, Salli and her husband welcomed their second child, a boy named Dre Terrell Whitfield.
Salli: I think I've always wanted to perform.
Salli: I try to do some physical activity each day, even if it's just walking my dogs up into the hills.
Salli: I was so excited playing Bill Cosby's daughter. Also, I got to play a spy.
Salli: In this business you really need someone who's going to be there no matter what, she says. It's hard for people in this business to trust, but I nave a manager I completely trust.
Salli: I was losing a lot of jobs because the other people had more notoriety than I did.
Salli: I don't think there's anything else I've ever wanted to do. My mother used to run a recording studio in Chicago and I used to sit in the studio and watch all the bands record. I was interested in singing. I would sing to Minnie Riperton records. I was always in a choir, and I have a song on the soundtrack of "Posse".
Salli: People think that I am Persian, Indian, East Indian, Spanish, everything. People think that I am everything. Nobody knows what I am. And that was a problem when I was first working because it was like, 'She doesn't really look this or that.' Now people know who I am and it is not a problem. If I get some work, I'll just have to get the work looking like me.
Salli: The things that are most important to me are my close friends, my family, and being good to them. The people I've met in LA have been wonderful. Its great to be living here.