Jerrika Hinton

Jerrika Hinton

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Jerrika Hinton
Born Jerrika Delayne Hinton
(1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 37)[1]
Dallas, Texas, U.S
Alma mater Southern Methodist University, BFA 2002
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Jerrika Delayne Hinton[2] (born September 28, 1981) is an American actress, best known for role as Stephanie Edwards in the ABC medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy.

Early life[edit]

Hinton was born and raised in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Cynthia, a retired government worker, and Avaleon Hinton.[3]

She graduated in Spring 2002 with honors[4] from Southern Methodist University‘s Meadows School of the Arts with a BFA degree in the Liberal Arts, where she studied theatre, directing and playwriting.[5][6]


Hinton began her career appearing in stage productions.[7] She has made her film debut playing Khandi Alexander‘s character’s daughter in the 2006 independent drama Rain. The following years, Hinton guest-starred in several television series such as Gilmore Girls,[8] Everybody Hates Chris, Zoey 101, Ghost Whisperer, Gossip Girl, Lie to Me, Bones, and Scandal.[9] In 2008 she did a Hanes commercial with Sarah Chalke.[8] Other film credits include Broken Angel (2008) and The Roommate (2011), and well as Ion Television movie A Christmas Kiss (2011).

In September 2012, it was announced that Hinton had been cast as new intern Stephanie Edwards for ninth season of Shonda Rhimes medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.[10]

In January 2013, it was announced that Hinton along with other newcomers to the show were given the option to become series regulars if Grey’s Anatomy were to be renewed.[11] After three seasons as regular cast member on show, Shonda Rhimes cast Hinton as the lead character of her first comedy pilot Toast in March 2016.[12] She would still be on Grey’s Anatomy if her pilot had gone to series.[12] The pilot was not ordered to series.[13] In January 2017, it was announced that Hinton will co-star opposite Holly Hunter in Here and Now, a HBO drama series created by Alan Ball.[14][15] She plays the role of Ashley Collins, one of the adopted children of Hunter’s character.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Foreign Soil Natalie
2006 Rain Beni Arnold
2008 Broken Angel Officer Raines
2011 The Roommate Shiana
2012 The Strangely Normal Black Friend Short film
2014 Teacher of the Year Mrs. Curtis
2015 Just Another Dance with My Father Katie Short film
2016 Odious Sharlette


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Gilmore Girls Allison Episode: “Super Cool Party People”[8]
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Birthday girl Episode: “Everybody Hates Rejection”
2007 Eight Days a Week Marjorie Walsh TV pilot
2007 Zoey 101 Claire Jeffries Episode: “Son of a Dean”
2008 Ghost Whisperer Clerk Episode: “Ball & Chain[8]
2009 Gossip Girl Waitress Episode: “Valley Girls[8]
2010 Lie to Me Robin Episode: “Bullet Bump”
2010 Better with You Saleswoman Episode: “Pilot”
2010 Terriers Didi Episode: “Missing Persons”[8]
2011 Mad Love Eva Episode: “Fireworks”
2011 Bones Nadine Tweed Episode: “The Truth in the Myth”[8]
2011 A Christmas Kiss Tressa Television film
2012 Scandal Hannah Episode: “Hell Hath No Fury”[9]
2012–2017 Grey’s Anatomy Stephanie Edwards Recurring (season 9)
Main cast (season 10–13): 111 episodes[7]
2016 Toast Page Sanders TV pilot[13]
2018 Here and Now Ashley Collins Main cast[16]

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