‘Shameless’ Star Shanola Hampton on TV’s Dysfunctional Gem and Motherhood

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Are there any similarities between you and your character Vee?

Yes definitely. My character is loyal, caring, and she says it like she means it. Vee is the moral compass of  a lot of what happens because she is really smart.  Although we are similar we are very different; we are both  hustlers, but her hustle is a lot different from mine…A LOT (laughs).

What do you love most about your job?

That it is a fun working environment and it doesn’t really feel like I’m working. I love the people I get to work with. I love the writing, I love being in the make-up chair -there’s just so much that I love, I can go on and on for days. This is my dream job, and I love that I am living this dream that I’ve had since I was four years old.