Ricky Whittle is an English actor. Prior to his acting career, he worked as a model where he was best known for his work for Reebok. He later started his acting career with his television debut in Dream Team. He then became widely known in the UK for his role as Calvin Valentine in the British series Hollyoaks. At the same time, he appeared in the reality show Strictly Come Dancing as a contestant. He next appeared as Charles in the US show Single Ladies. Afterward, he had a role in the movie Austenland. Most recently, he’s known for playing Lincoln in the US show The 100.