Born in Virginia Beach on December 15, 2007, Christian Isaiah is one of the youngest people to join the regular “Shameless” cast. From the young age of 18 months, this promising actor caught the eye of the camera, when he entered his first modeling contest in which he was the 1st runner-up.
He also won the Best Smile award. No surprise there. A showcase of his acting talents includes films like “Ambivalent Hope: A Gun and a Prayer” for which he received a nomination for a supporting role. One thing we know about Isaiah is that he loves basketball shoes.
Ethan Cutkosky (aka Carl Gallagher)
As young as Ethan Cutkosky may be, Cutkosky is not new to the world of acting and entertainment. Though he is only in his twenties – born in August 1999 – Cutkosky entered this world when he was four years old. He started out modeling when he was just a toddler, so by the time he landed the role, cameras were like old friends to him.
One of his first breaks was in the film “Fred Claus” starring Vince Vaughn. Yet, his stand-out performance was as Barto in “The Unborn”, and of course, in “Shameless”. There is another talent this actor is hiding. He is also an inspiring musician!
Initially, it is not clear how Liam Gallagher fits in. He is kind of passed around the Gallagher siblings. Only his sister, Fiona, takes care of him, but very little. The lack of fitting in is an issue that only seems to grow in the youngest Gallagher sibling.
Nevertheless, Liam grows up to be a bright student. Despite his father’s (Frank) shortcomings and constant scams, Liam never loses hope that Frank will become the father figure he never had. Relatives like Mavar try to fill this role for him, but Liam only wants Frank, even if it is to his detriment.
Everyone would love a neighbor and a friend like Veronica, or, as she is more commonly called — “V”. If you could summarize her personality in three words, you could say she is adventurous, fun, and brainy. She is not only Fiona’s best friend but also a fixed companion to the Gallagher troop, often at the expense of her significant other, Kev.
While her brightness never seems to dim, she goes through darker periods. V always comes up with a solution, even one that might make your jaw drop, like convincing her then-husband Kevin to use her mother as a surrogate.
Shanola Hampton (aka Veronica “V” Fisher)
Though Shanola Hampton has had a long career in film, it was her role as the fun, kinky, and delightful “V” on “Shameless” which brought her into the limelight and our attention. That being said, Hampton has had roles in Scrubs and more significantly “Miami Medical”.
Growing up as a pastor’s daughter who had a love for singing gospel, in the early 2000s Hampton dedicated herself to becoming an actress. Interesting fact, during Season 4, Hampton was pregnant and the ultrasound onscreen is a real ultrasound of Hampton’s child. In 2000, Hampton married producer Daren Dukes and they have two children.