Ricky Whittle is an English actor, best known for playing Shadow Moon on American Gods and Lincoln on The 100.
Ricky, who was once scouted to play professional football, began modelling while he was at university. A campaign with Reebok netted him the opportunity to try his hand at acting, and in 2002 was offered the role of Ryan Naysmith on the football drama Dream Team.
In 2006, Ricky moved on to play the starring role of Calvin Valentine in the soap Hollyoaks. He retired from the series in 2011, after appearing in 240 episodes.
After Hollyoaks, Ricky appeared on the series Single Ladies and Mistresses in addition to playing Captain East in the film Austinland.
In 2014 he was cast as Lincoln in the post apocalyptic series The 100.
He left the show after Season 3 to peruse a starring role on the new hit series American Gods, playing Shadow Moon. The series, based the Neil Gaiman novel, began airing in April 2017 and has been renewed for a second season premiering in 2019.