Jerrika Hinton

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

Jerrika Hinton
Hinton in a 2018 video by NASA's Universe of Learning
Jerrika Delayne Hinton

(1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 39)[1]
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BFA)
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

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 2002 with honors[4] from Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre, studying directing and playwriting.[5][6]


Hinton began her career appearing in stage productions.[7] She has made her film debut 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 portrayed Ashley Collins, one of the adopted children of Hunter's character.[16] She next played Natalie Gorman in Servant (2019–2020) and began portraying Millie Morris in the Amazon Prime series Hunters in 2020.



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: 10 episodes[16]
2018 A Majestic Christmas Nell Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2019–present Servant Natalie Gorman Recurring cast: 4 episodes
2020–present Hunters Millie Morris Main cast: 10 episodes


  1. ^ "ABC Medianet". ABC Medianet. 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  2. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1926-1995. Searchable at Family Tree Legends
  3. ^ Johnson Stovall, Denise (December 2, 2013). "Jerrika Hinton sizzles in Grey's Anatomy". New Pittsburgh Courier. Archived from the original on November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "SMU: University Registrar". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "Jerrika Hinton's resume". Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "East L.A. Classic Theatre/Our Artists/Teachers". Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards - Grey's Anatomy". ABC. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Pavlica, Carissa (August 25, 2014). "Grey's Anatomy Cast: Before the Were Stars". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  9. ^ a b Kirsch, Becky (March 24, 2017). "14 Actors Who've Been on Both Grey's Anatomy and Scandal". PopSugar. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  10. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (February 9, 2013). "Matt's Inside Line: Exclusive Fringe First Look! Plus Scoop on Grey's, Glee, Covert and More". TVLine. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  11. ^ Ausiello, Michael (January 10, 2013). "Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy's New Interns Are Sticking Around — But for How Long?". TVLine. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  12. ^ a b Nellie Andreeva. "'Grey's Anatomy' Co-Star Jerrika Hinton Joins 'Toast'; Will She Leave 'Grey's'?". Deadline. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Shonda Rhimes Comedy Toast Is Dead at ABC". May 13, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 6, 2017). "Alan Ball HBO Series Casts Sosie Bacon, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee & Jerrika Hinton". Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  15. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (January 7, 2017). "Jerrika Hinton Cast in HBO's Alan Ball Series — Will She Leave 'Grey's Anatomy'?". Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  16. ^ a b Roots, Kimberly (January 6, 2017). "Grey's Anatomy's Jerrika Hinton Joins Alan Ball's New HBO Drama Series — Is Stephanie on Borrowed Time?". Retrieved January 9, 2017.

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