Christensen, Erika 1982–

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CHRISTENSEN, Erika 1982


PERSONAL


Born August 19, 1982, in Seattle, WA; son of Steven (a human resource executive) and Kathy (a construction manager) Christensen. Education: Graduated from Voyager Charter School, 1998. Religion: Scientologist. Avocational Interests: Charity work.


Addresses: Agent United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager James/Levy/Jacobson, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1470, Burbank, CA 91505. Publicist Nicole Nassar PR, 521 Spoleto Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.


Career: Actress. Appeared in a television commercial for McDonald's, 1995, and Payless Shoe Source, 1997.


Awards, Honors: YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a drama TV series, 1998, for Nothing Sacred; MTV Movie Award, breakthrough female performance, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Young Hollywood Award, standout performancefemale, 2001, all for Traffic.


CREDITS


Film Appearances:

Karen, Leave It to Beaver, Universal, 1997.

Caroline Wakefield, Traffic (also known as TrafficDie Macht des Kartells ), USA Films, 2001.

Deanna, Home Room, DEJ Productions, 2002.

Madison Bell, Swimfan (also known as [email protected] and Tell Me You Love Me ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

Hannah Kingsley, The Banger Sisters, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

Britney McPherson, Britney's (also known as A Day at Britney's ), 2002.

Anna, The Perfect Score, Paramount, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Abigail Winthrop, Thanks, CBS, 1999.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Katelyn, Can of Worms, The Disney Channel, 1999.

Cate Earnshaw, Wuthering Heights, CA, MTV, 2003.


Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Inside Traffic: The Making of "Traffic " (documentary), 2000.

Herself, Young Hollywood Awards, 2001.

Herself, The 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001.

The Teen Choice Awards 2001, Fox, 2001.

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Garner's tutor, "House of Rage," Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997.

Melissa, "The Pursuit of Dignity," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Teenager, "Frasier's Curse," Frasier, NBC, 1998.

Brianna, "Collect Call for Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1998.

Ivy, "Voice of an Angel," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Flynn Halloway, "The Time She Turned 21," Time of Your Life, Fox, 2000.

Tawny, "La Vida Loca," Movie Stars, The WB, 2000.

Lee Wright, "Corn Man," The Pretender, NBC, 2000.

Cassie, "Subject: Coelacanth This!," Freaky Links, Fox, 2000.

Isabel, "Momma Bear," The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2001.

Isabel, "Sex, Lies and Videotape," The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2001.

Isabel, "The Prime Directive," The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2001.

Stacey, "Red and Stacey," That '70s Show, Fox, 2001.

Herself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002.

Herself, Punk'd, MTV, 2003.


Also appeared as herself, "Teen Stars Week," Hollywood Squares.


Stage Appearances:

Appeared as title role, Ramona Quimby, Lead Serendipity Theatre Co., Burbank, CA; lead party girl, The Nutcracker, Pasadena Dance Theatre, CA; in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Artist's Rep, CA; A Night on Broadway, Celebrity Pavilion; Kids on Stage, Celebrity Pavilion.


RECORDINGS


Music Videos:

Appeared in Michael Jackson's "Childhood," c. 1995.

Albums:

Performed backup vocals on Neil Diamond's Christmas Album II.


OTHER SOURCES


Electronic:

Erika Christensen Official Site, http://www.erikachristensen.com, August 26, 2003.