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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
1Gave 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.
2Erika 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.
4Her 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.
5She 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.
6Elder sister of Dane Christensen and his twin brother Brando.
7She 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.
8She is a talented singer.
9Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Case for Christ2017post-productionLeslie Strobel
The Muse2016/IIcompletedChelsea
Two for One2016/Ipost-productionTiffany Fontinella
Adopted2016TV SeriesRebekah
Confirmation2016TV MovieShirley Wiegand
Anything for Love2016TV MovieKatherine
Wicked City2015TV SeriesBetty Beaumontaine
Impress Me2015TV SeriesJessica
Parenthood2010-2015TV SeriesJulia Braverman-Graham
My Boyfriends' Dogs2014TV MovieBailey
How Sweet It Is2013Sarah Cosmo
Melon2010Video shortCatherine
The Tortured2010Elise Landry
Robot Chicken2005-2009TV SeriesDella Dillingham Young Mother Darlene ...
Mercy2009TV SeriesDana Harper McPhearson
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesSophie / Trisha / Jessie / ...
Mercy2009/IRobin
Veronika Decides to Die2009Claire
Struck2008ShortBus Stop Girl
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesFBI Special Agent Lauren Cooper
I'm in Hell2007TV MovieJennifer
How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It)2007Jessica
Six Degrees2006-2007TV SeriesMae Anderson
Gardener of Eden2007Mona Huxley
Flightplan2005Fiona
United2005Video shortErika Christensen
The Sisters2005Irene Prior
The Upside of Anger2005Andy Wolfmeyer
Riding the Bullet2004Jessica Hadley
The Perfect Score2004Anna Ross
Wuthering Heights2003TV MovieCate
The Banger Sisters2002Hannah Kingsley
Swimfan2002Madison Bell
Home Room2002Deanna Cartwright
That '70s Show2001TV SeriesStacey
The Geena Davis Show2001TV SeriesIsabel
Traffic2000Caroline Wakefield
FreakyLinks2000TV SeriesCassie
The Pretender2000TV SeriesLeigh Wright
Movie Stars2000TV SeriesTawny
Time of Your Life2000TV SeriesFlynn Halloway
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesIvy
Thanks1999TV SeriesAbigail Winthrop
Can of Worms1999TV MovieKatelyn
3rd Rock from the Sun1998TV SeriesBrianna
Frasier1998TV SeriesTeenager
The Practice1998TV SeriesMelissa
Nothing Sacred1997TV SeriesRomy Carrol
Leave It to Beaver1997Karen

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anything for Love2016TV Movie co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wuthering Heights2003TV 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 Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
14th Annual VES Awards2016VideoHerself
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHerself
4th Annual Saving Innocence Gala: Live from the SLS Hotel2015TV MovieHerself
2015 TV Land Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHerself
Access Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Knife Fight2013TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Actress
Across the Board with Joy Bryant2012VideoHerself
Behind the Seams: The 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Special2012TV SpecialHerself
Scream Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Award Presenter
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Infanity2010TV Series documentaryHerself
In-Flight Movie: The Making of 'Flightplan'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Starz Special: On the Set of 'Flightplan'2005TV Movie documentaryFiona
Creating 'The Upside of Anger'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Daily Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MTV New Year's Eve Live 20042004TV MovieHerself
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHerself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHerself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHerself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
6th Annual Prism Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Swimfan: The Girlfriend from Hell2002Video documentary shortHerself / Madison Bell
The Teen Choice Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Young Hollywood Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic'2000TV Short documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Anniversary Independent Spirit Awards Special2005TV SpecialHerself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHerself
Gomorron2001TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama SeriesParenthood (2010)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Female PerformanceTraffic (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureTraffic (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
2001Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsStandout Performance - FemaleTraffic (2000)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Youth PerformanceTraffic (2000)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Breakout PerformanceTraffic (2000)
1998YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV SeriesNothing Sacred (1997)


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


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