Adina Porter has made her mark in all areas of entertainment: television, film and theatre. She garnered an Emmy nomination for the role of Beverly Hope in American Horror Story: Cult and has worked on five seasons.
Porter is recognizable to TV audiences as Indra in CW’s post-apocalyptic The 100, Sheriff Peterkin in the Netflix hit Outer Banks and Attorney Sarah Graveler in Apple TV’s The Morning Show. Porter is also known for seven seasons as Lettie Mae Thornton in True Blood and Kendra James in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom. Other notable recurring roles include Ray Donovan and Underground. Porter can next been seen in Amazon’s new original series, Paper Girls, which is based on the 30 issue comic series by Brian. K Vaughan and Cliff Chiang.
On the big screen, Porter was seen alongside Emily Mortimer in Wig Shop. Additional film credits include: multi award-winning The Social Network, Miss Virginia, The Last Word, The Peacemaker, About Sunny, and others.
Porter made her Broadway debut in The Women, directed by Scott Elliot, her second project with Elliot, having collaborated with him at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Porter is grateful to have worked with some of the country’s best stage directors: George C. Wolfe, Lisa Peterson, Mark Wing-Davey, Richard Foreman, Don Scardino, Michael Grief, and Risa Bramon Garcia. She has numerous theatre credits most notably her Obie Award-winning performance in Venus, written by Suzan-Lori Parks.
Porter was born and raised in New York City. She attended S.U.N.Y. Purchase, and the famed High School for the Performing Arts. Porter splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City. She has two children and is figuring out “homeschooling.”