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Erika Christensen

Biography

She became well-known for her assignments in movies like Swimfan and AN IDEAL Score. After playing a druggie in 2000’s Visitors, she received the MTV Film Award for Feminine Breakthrough Functionality. She was a model for McDonald’s advertisements as a kid. She was home-schooled because her parents implemented the religious beliefs of Scientology. Blessed to Kathy and Steven Christensen, she’s a mature half-brother called Nick and two youthful twin brothers called Brando and Dane. In 2015, she wedded cyclist Cole Maness. She and Maness welcomed a little girl called Shane in 2016. She starred within the 2010 tv series Parenthood with Peter Krause.

Quick Facts


Full Name Erika Christensen
Date Of Birth August 19, 1982
Place Of Birth Seattle, WA
Height 1.65 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Cole Maness
Children Shane Maness
Parents Steven Christensen, Kathy Christensen
Siblings Dane Christensen, Brando Christensen, Nick Christensen
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Young Hollywood Award for Female Standout Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Female
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star
Movies Swimfan, The Perfect Score, The Case for Christ, The Upside of Anger, Flightplan, Traffic, The Banger Sisters, The Tortured, Confirmation, Riding the Bullet, Veronika Decides to Die, How to Rob a Bank, Home Room, My Boyfriends' Dogs, Wuthering Heights, Leave It to Beaver, Can of Worms, The Sisters, Gardener of Eden, The Follower, How Sweet It Is, Anything for Love, Two for One, Mercy, Struck, Melon, Flushed
TV Shows Wicked City, Parenthood, Six Degrees, The Geena Davis Show, Thanks, Ten Days in the Valley
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter named Shane Maness on June 21, 2016. Child's father is her husband, Cole Maness.
2 Erika is a member of the Church of Scientology.
3 (September 5, 2015) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Cole Maness at a ranch near Palm Springs, California following a 10-month-long engagement.
4 Her paternal grandmother's parents were Norwegian, and her paternal grandfather was of half Danish descent. Erika's other roots are English, German, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish.
5 She attended Delphi Academy, a private primary and secondary school in Los Angeles that is run according to the philosophies of L. Ron Hubbard and the religion he created, Scientology. To research her role in Traffic (2000), Christensen also consulted Narconon, a chain of drug rehab centers run by the Church of Scientology.
6 Elder sister of Dane Christensen and his twin brother Brando.
7 She has had to research several movie roles in which her characters experience various aspects of school life; this is because Erika never went to public school, but was tutored at home by her parents. Also, unlike her Swimfan (2002) villain "Madison Bell," she is a superb real-life swimmer.
8 She is a talented singer.
9 Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Case for Christ 2017 post-production Leslie Strobel
The Muse 2016/II completed Chelsea
Two for One 2016/I post-production Tiffany Fontinella
Adopted 2016 TV Series Rebekah
Confirmation 2016 TV Movie Shirley Wiegand
Anything for Love 2016 TV Movie Katherine
Wicked City 2015 TV Series Betty Beaumontaine
Impress Me 2015 TV Series Jessica
Parenthood 2010-2015 TV Series Julia Braverman-Graham
My Boyfriends' Dogs 2014 TV Movie Bailey
How Sweet It Is 2013 Sarah Cosmo
Melon 2010 Video short Catherine
The Tortured 2010 Elise Landry
Robot Chicken 2005-2009 TV Series Della Dillingham Young Mother Darlene ...
Mercy 2009 TV Series Dana Harper McPhearson
Lie to Me 2009 TV Series Sophie / Trisha / Jessie / ...
Mercy 2009/I Robin
Veronika Decides to Die 2009 Claire
Struck 2008 Short Bus Stop Girl
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 TV Series FBI Special Agent Lauren Cooper
I'm in Hell 2007 TV Movie Jennifer
How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) 2007 Jessica
Six Degrees 2006-2007 TV Series Mae Anderson
Gardener of Eden 2007 Mona Huxley
Flightplan 2005 Fiona
United 2005 Video short Erika Christensen
The Sisters 2005 Irene Prior
The Upside of Anger 2005 Andy Wolfmeyer
Riding the Bullet 2004 Jessica Hadley
The Perfect Score 2004 Anna Ross
Wuthering Heights 2003 TV Movie Cate
The Banger Sisters 2002 Hannah Kingsley
Swimfan 2002 Madison Bell
Home Room 2002 Deanna Cartwright
That '70s Show 2001 TV Series Stacey
The Geena Davis Show 2001 TV Series Isabel
Traffic 2000 Caroline Wakefield
FreakyLinks 2000 TV Series Cassie
The Pretender 2000 TV Series Leigh Wright
Movie Stars 2000 TV Series Tawny
Time of Your Life 2000 TV Series Flynn Halloway
Touched by an Angel 1999 TV Series Ivy
Thanks 1999 TV Series Abigail Winthrop
Can of Worms 1999 TV Movie Katelyn
3rd Rock from the Sun 1998 TV Series Brianna
Frasier 1998 TV Series Teenager
The Practice 1998 TV Series Melissa
Nothing Sacred 1997 TV Series Romy Carrol
Leave It to Beaver 1997 Karen

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anything for Love 2016 TV Movie co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wuthering Heights 2003 TV Movie performer: "Prelude: The Future Ain't What it Used to Be", "More", "I Will Crumble", "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself
14th Annual VES Awards 2016 Video Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2015 TV Series Herself
4th Annual Saving Innocence Gala: Live from the SLS Hotel 2015 TV Movie Herself
2015 TV Land Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2014 TV Movie Herself
Access Hollywood 2014 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
Knife Fight 2013 TV Series Herself - Judge / Actress
Across the Board with Joy Bryant 2012 Video Herself
Behind the Seams: The 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Special 2012 TV Special Herself
Scream Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Award Presenter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Infanity 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
In-Flight Movie: The Making of 'Flightplan' 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Herself
Starz Special: On the Set of 'Flightplan' 2005 TV Movie documentary Fiona
Creating 'The Upside of Anger' 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Daily Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
MTV New Year's Eve Live 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself
VH1 Big in 03 2003 TV Special Herself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Herself
Punk'd 2003 TV Series Herself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter
6th Annual Prism Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Swimfan: The Girlfriend from Hell 2002 Video documentary short Herself / Madison Bell
The Teen Choice Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Herself
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Young Hollywood Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic' 2000 TV Short documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
The 20th Anniversary Independent Spirit Awards Special 2005 TV Special Herself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Herself
Gomorron 2001 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series Parenthood (2010)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Female Performance Traffic (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Traffic (2000) · Steven Bauer
· Benjamin Bratt
· James Brolin
· Don Cheadle
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Benicio Del Toro
· Michael Douglas
· Miguel Ferrer
· Albert Finney
· Topher Grace
· Luis Guzmán
· Amy Irving
· Tomas Milian
· D.W. Moffett
· Dennis Quaid
· Peter Riegert
· Jacob Vargas
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2001 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Standout Performance - Female Traffic (2000)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Youth Performance Traffic (2000)
2001 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Breakout Performance Traffic (2000)
1998 YoungStar Award YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series Nothing Sacred (1997)


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#Quote
1 I'm more proud of my upper body. Let's just say I'm a typical female in that way.


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