Known for his role on American Gods as Shadow Moon, Ricky Whittle made his modelling debut eighteen years ago. He is best known in the United Kingdom for his role as Calvin Valentine in the British soap opera Hollyoaks. In 2009, he placed second in the BBC reality competition Strictly Come Dancing. In 2012, Whittle crossed over to American television when he booked a recurring role on VH-1's Single Ladies, followed by a recurring role on ABC's Mistresses. He also appeared in the post-apocalyptic drama The 100 as Lincoln.