16 Facts About Adina Porter


Adina Porter is best known for her roles as Lettie Mae Thornton on the HBO fantasy horror series True Blood, Kendra James on the HBO drama series The Newsroom, and Indra on the CW science fiction drama series The 100.


Adina Porter received further recognition for her roles as Sally Freeman, Lee Harris, Beverly Hope, Dinah Stevens, and Chief Burleson on the first, sixth, seventh, eighth, and tenth seasons of the FX anthology series American Horror Story.


Adina Porter made her Broadway debut in the 2001 revival of The Women.


Adina Porter was born and raised in New York City, New York.


Adina Porter graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase.


Adina Porter has been married twice and has two children with her second husband, Larry Earl Madison Jr.


Adina Porter began her acting career in the theatre, appearing in off Broadway plays and in regional theatre.


Adina Porter had a recurring role as housekeeper Gwen Walker in the NBC period drama American Dreams from 2002 to 2003.


Adina Porter went to appear in small roles in films The Peacemaker, Gia, Body Shots, The Fluffer, and The Salon.


In 2005, Adina Porter played Ricky in the film adaptation of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's play Lackawanna Blues for HBO.


In 2008, Adina Porter was cast as Lettie Mae Thornton, mother to Rutina Wesley's Tara Thorton, in the HBO drama series, True Blood.


Adina Porter was promoted to series regular in seventh and final season of show.


Adina Porter starred in two unsold drama pilots for ABC, Doubt in 2013, and The Jury in 2016.


Later that year, Adina Porter was cast as Lee Harris in the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Roanoke, after previously appearing as a minor character in American Horror Story: Murder House in 2011.


Adina Porter later portrayed Beverly Hope in American Horror Story: Cult where she received similar praise from critics and received a second Saturn Award nomination, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.


Adina Porter was later promoted to series regular for American Horror Story's eight season entitled Apocalypse, playing Dinah Stevens.