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Erika Christensen

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Erika Christensen Biography

Erika Christensen was born in Seattle, Washington on August 19, 1982. There she started her education in the Montessori school system until she moved to Los Angeles with her family at the age of four. She then entered the Delphi Academy and gravitated to an artist's career at an early age. At eleven Erika started singing, dancing and acting with professional children's theatre groups as well as volunteering to perform for foster family events and community groups. Within a year, Erika had performed in hundreds of shows throughout Southern California and in many venues including The Serendipity Theatre Company and the Pasadena Dance Theatre. At the age of twelve Erika declared her life-long goal was to be an actor. She immediately started working professionally and enrolled in a school that allowed her to continue her academic studies while working on film sets. At thirteen, she landed the coveted role of "Karen", Wally Cleaver's girlfriend in Universal Picture's feature film Leave It To Beaver. Her performance was critically noted for the chemistry she brought to the character. Read Full Bio >>

Erika Christensen Awards

2001 MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Female Performance Traffic (2000). Won
2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Traffic (2000). Won
2001 Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Breakout Performance Traffic (2000). Nominated
2001 Young Hollywood Awards Standout Performance - Female Traffic (2000). Won
1998 YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series "Nothing Sacred" (1997). Nominated

Erika Christensen Trivia

  • Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'.
  • She is a talented singer.
  • 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.
  • Elder sister of Dane Christensen and his twin brother Brando.
  • 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.

Erika Christensen Photos

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    PaleyFest 2013 Presents "Parenthood" - Arrivals

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    2013 G'Day USA Black Tie Gala - Arrivals

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    Australians in Film Awards & Benefit Dinner 2012 - Arrivals

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    Spike TV's "SCREAM 2011" - Arrivals

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    RadioShack's HTC EVO 3D Launch Party - Arrivals

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    13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards Presented by Bing - Arrivals

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