Erika Christensen is an actress and singer from the United States who is better remembered for her roles in films including “The Banger Sisters,” “The Perfect Score,” and “The Case for Christ.”

Early Bio & Education

On August 19, 1982, Erika was born in Seattle, Washington, to Kathy and Steven Christensen. Her mother was a construction manager, while her father was an insurance agent. She got raised with three brothers.

Erika’s family relocated to Los Angeles when she was still a child. She realized she wanted to work in the entertainment business by the time she was 12 years old. She began to feature in ads on television and print. McDonald’s was one of her most recognized ads. She was still a teenager when she starred in the advertisement. She began her dancing and acting training at a young age. This came in handy while she was applying for movie and television jobs.

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Her parents were devout Christians who had long been members of the Church of Scientology. Erika continued to follow the faith once she achieved international celebrity, and they reared their children in the same way. As a result, she gradually rose to prominence as one of the ‘Church of Scientology’s most prominent celebrity spokespeople.

She could not attend school regularly since she had begun acting in films and television shows when she was a teenager. As a result, she got educated at home.

Full NameErika Christensen
Date of Birth August 19, 1982
Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington
Age39 (2021)
Father's NameSteven Christensen
Mother's NameKathy Christensen
Siblings 3
OccupationActress and Singer
Body Measurement38-28-37 inches
Height5 feet 5 inches
Weight64 kg
Hair ColorDark blonde
Eyes ColorGrey
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Cole Maness
Net worth $10 million

Body Stats

Christensen has a well-shaped physique when it comes to her body measurements. Erika has a thin and trim physique. Erika, on the other hand, is around 5 feet and 5 inches tall. Erika also weighs approximately 64 kg. Erika’s body figure measurements are 38-28-37 inches. Erika, meanwhile, has a lovely face with grey eyes and dark blonde hair.

Career & Achievements

Christensen’s entrance into the entertainment business got facilitated by her appearance in a McDonald’s advertisement. The advertisement was nationally broadcast, and she got spotted by several production houses.

In 1997, she made her acting debut in “Nothing Sacred” television series, where she had a minor role. She made her big-screen debut that year with the film “Leave It to the Beaver.” It was a critically acclaimed and financially successful picture that helped her break into the business.
Shortly after, Erika Christensen landed one-episode appearances in shows including ‘Frasier,’ ‘Touched by an Angel,’ and ‘The Practice.’ Then, she starred in the ‘Disney’ science-fiction TV film ‘Can of Worms‘ in 1999. One of her first main parts was in this film. In terms of reviews and ratings, it was a huge success.

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She made another big professional breakthrough in the same year when she starred in Michael Jackson’s song “Childhood” video. That year, she also appeared in the series “Thanks” as a regular cast member.
In 2000, acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh gave her a part in his film “Traffic” as a drug-addicted adolescent. ‘Caroline Wakefield,’ one of the film’s main characters, got played by her. The film won several accolades and honors, and the performers’ portrayals got praised across the world.

In the same year, she had guest appearances on “The Pretender” and “Time of Your Life.” In addition, she had a recurring role in the comedy “The Geena Davis Show” the subsequent year. Her participation as a cameo on “That ’70s Show” was similarly well-received by her admirers.

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Erika Christensen had a busy year in 2002, appearing in three films with significant parts. ‘Swimfan,’ a psychological thriller, featured her. She also starred in the crime thriller “Home Room” and the comedy “The Banger Sisters” in the same year. Her willingness to try new things aided her career significantly.

Shortly after, she got one-episode roles on programs including ‘Frasier,’ ‘Touched by an Angel,’ and ‘The Practice.’ Then, in 1999, she featured in the ‘Disney’ science-fiction television film ‘Can of Worms.’ This was one of her first leading roles. It was a great success in terms of reviews and ratings.
In the same year, Erika Christensen appeared in a video for Michael Jackson’s song “Childhood.” She was also a regular cast member in the sitcom “Thanks” that year. Famous filmmaker Steven Soderbergh cast her as a drug-addicted adolescent in his film Traffic in 2000. She plays Caroline Wakefield, one of the key characters in the film.

Erika has also appeared in films including Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), How to Rob a Bank (2007), and others. Erika also starred in the ABC drama Six Degrees (September 21, 2006 – March 30, 2007) in the Television show Parenthood.

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In terms of Erika Christensen’s personal life, she is a married woman, and her spouse is Cole Maness. Cole is a competitive cyclist. Erika and Cole dated for a long time before they married. However, Cole and Erika got engaged in 2014 and married the following year. In June 2016, Erika and Cole welcomed their first child, Shane.

Polly, the couple’s youngest daughter, was born in August of 2018. Erika and Cole are currently enjoying their beautiful life with their children.

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Net Worth

Erika Christensen’s acting career has amassed her a substantial net worth. Erika’s net worth is estimated to be about $10 million, according to reports.

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Social Media Presence

Erika spends a lot of time on social networking sites. She has her own Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page. Erika’s Facebook page now has over 110 followers. Erika’s Twitter page has 155 thousand followers, while her Instagram profile has more than 180 thousand. Erika uses her social media accounts to offer both classic modeling images and luxurious lifestyle photos.

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