Erika Christensen

 

Date Of Birth

August 19, 1982
 

Biography

Erika Christensen began acting in television commercials, and later booked minor roles in television shows such as 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Geena Davis and the short-lived Thanks. Her breakout role came in 2000, when she starred as the drug user Caroline Wakefield in the acclaimed Stephen Soderbergh film Traffic; she also starred in the 2002 thriller Swimfan.

Christensen joined the ABC series Six Degrees in 2006, as the mysterious nanny Mae Anderson; the series suffered in the ratings and was cancelled after one season. She currently stars in the NBC series Parenthood, as overachieving Julia Braverman.
 

Place of Birth

Seattle, WA
 

Birth Name

Erika Jane Christensen
 

Gender

Female
 

Fun Facts

- She was home-schooled by her parents.
 

Awards

- Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture, 2001 (for Traffic)
- MTV Movie Awards, Breakthrough Female Performance, 2001 (for Traffic)
- Young Hollywood Award, Standout Performance (Female), 2001 (for Traffic)
 

Filmography

FILM:
- Leave It to Beaver (1997)
- Traffic (2000)
- Home Room (2002)
- Swimfan (2002)
- The Banger Sisters (2002)
- The Perfect Score (2004)
- Riding the Bullet (2004)
- The Upside of Anger (2004)
- The Sisters (2005)
- Flightplan (2005)
- Gardener of Eden (2007)
- How to Rob a Bank (2007)
- Struck (2008)
- Mercy (2009)
- Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
- The Tortured (2010)

TELEVISION:
- Thanks (regular, 1999)
- The Geena Davis Show (recurring, 2001)
- Six Degrees (regular, 2006-2007)
- Parenthood (regular, 2010-present)
 

Nickname

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Height

5'5"
 

Quotes

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