Actress Erin Moran was born on October 18, 1960 in Burbank, California. She is the youngest child and has five other siblings. Her parents were so strict that they punished her when she went trick or treating around the neighborhood. She entered the limelight as early as six, when she appeared in a TV commercial. She studied at St. Charles Borremeo Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High School and North Hollywood High School.
Erin Moran is most famous for playing Joanie Cunningham on the Golden Globe-winning TV series Happy Days, which was aired over ABC. She played the same role on its spin-off show Joanie Loves Chachi, where she starred opposite Scott Baio. Her other notable TV appearances were on shows Diagnosis Murder, Daktari, The Love Boat, Family Affairs, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Murder, She Wrote.
Erin Moran's big screen debut was in the 1968 film How Sweet it Is! She also portrayed the roles Kim in 80 Steps to Jonah, Alluma in Galaxy of Terror, Janice Gerber in Watermelon Man, Bonnie Lee Jordan in Twirl and Mrs. Watkins in Broken Promise. She wanted to play lead role Regan MacNeil in the horror film The Exorcist but her parents disapproved of her plans.
Erin did voice-over for the 1977 animated fantasy film The Magic Pony.
She also ranked 71st on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars.
Erin Moran is one of the new participants on VH1's reality TV series Celebrity Fit Club
: Boot Camp. The show divides the 8 contestants into two groups and the teams are given several physical challenges every week. Each members are also weighed regularly to see if they achieved their target goal weights. A team composed of a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physical trainer oversees the participants.
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