August 19, 1982
39 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Erika Jane Christensen was born in Seattle, Washington, United States, on August 19, 1982, is an American actress.
Young Erika Christensen first started her career in commercials for McDonald's and Volvo.
She made her big screen debut in comedy film Leave It to Beaver (1997) in role as Karen L. Connelly.
She got her television debut in ABC drama series Nothing Sacred (1997) in episode "House of Rage", in role as Romy Carrol.
Her breakthrough performance came as Caroline Wakefield in crime drama film Traffic (2000).
She won the Young Hollywood Award for Standout Performance – Female, a MTV Movie Awardfor Breakthrough Female Performance and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Caroline Wakefield in crime drama movie Traffic (2000), also was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Breakout Performance.
The Banger Sisters (2002) comedy opposite Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon
Home Room (2002) teen drama with Busy Philipps, Victor Garber and Raphael Sbarge
Wuthering Heights (2003) drama opposite Mike Vogel, Christopher Masterson and Katherine Heigl
The Perfect Score (2004) teen comedy heist with Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg and Scarlett Johansson
The Upside of Anger (2005) romantic comedy drama opposite Joan Allen, Kevin Costner and Evan Rachel Wood
The Sisters (2005) drama with Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson and Chris O'Donnell
How Sweet It Is (2013) musical comedy drama opposite Joe Piscopo, Michael Paré and Paul Sorvino
Confirmation (2016) political thriller with Kerry Washington, Jennifer Hudson and Wendell Pierce
The Case for Christ (2017) Christian drama opposite Mike Vogel, Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster
Clover (2020) crime comedy thriller in role as Gertie, opposite Mark Webber, Ron Perlman and Chazz Palminteri
She was nominated for the YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Romy Carrol in ABC drama series Nothing Sacred (1997).
She won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series for her role as Julia Braverman-Graham in NBC family comedy drama television series Parenthood (2010-2015).
Thanks (1999) CBS sitcom in role as Abigail Winthrop
She guest starred as Isabel in ABC sitcom The Geena Davis Show (2001).
Six Degrees (2006-2007) ABC drama series in role as Mae Anderson
Wicked City (2015) ABC procedural drama series in role as Betty Beaumontaine
Ten Days in the Valley (2017) ABC drama series in role as Ali Petrovich
Attended Delphi Academy in Los Angeles.
Has two younger twin brothers, Dane and Brando and an older half-brother, Nick.
Has Danish, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Welsh and Irish ancestry.
She is a member of the Church of Scientology.
She is a trained swimmer.
Featured in music videos for:
Michael Jackson "Childhood" (1995)
Fefe Dobson "Everything" (2004)
Ringside "Tired of Being Sorry" (2010)
Diz and the Fam "Love" (2015)
Alekesam "All Is Forgiven" (2016)
Black Eyed Peas featuring The World "Where's the Love?" (2016)
Bootstraps "Whenever You're Around" (2019)
Lives in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated James DeBello (2001-2006) and Erik von Detten (1997).
She married cyclist Cole Maness in 2015, they have two daughters, Polly and Shane.