Erika Christensen Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career & More)

Erika Jane Christensen, an American actress and singer, was born on August 19, 1982. Her acting credits include The Tortured (2010), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan (2005), How to Rob a Bank (2007), Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), and The Banger Sisters (2017). She and her co-stars shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for their work in Traffic, which also earned her the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance.

She had a starring role in the ABC drama series Six Degrees in 2006. Christensen played Julia Braverman-Graham in the NBC family drama series Parenthood from 2010 until the show’s cancellation in 2015. She received a Gracie Award in 2014 for her work in the part. On the short-lived ABC crime drama Wicked City, Christensen played Betty Beaumontaine.

Erika Christensen Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career & More)

Personal Details

Full Name Erika Jane Christensen
Nick Name Erika
Date of Birth August 19, 1982
Age 41 years as of October 2023
Birth Place Seattle, Washington, United States
Residence Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac Sign Leo
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Occupations Actress and Singer
Education Delphi Academy
Net Worth $10 Million USD as of 2023
Marital Status Married
  • TV: Nothing Sacred (1997)
  • Film: Leave It to Beaver (1997)
  • Music videos: Childhood (1995)

Physical Appearance

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Figure 38-28-37
Height 5’5” Feet
Weight 60 kg
Dress Size 8 (US)
Shoe Size 7 (US)

Personal Life (Family, Friends, Boyfriends, Children)

Father Steven Christensen
Mother Kathy Christensen
Sibling Dane Christensen, Brando Christensen and Nick Christensen (brothers)
  • Erik von Detten (1997)
  • James DeBello (2001 – 2006)
Husband Cole Maness (married in 2015 – present)
Children Daughters: Shane Maness and Polly Maness

Early life, Family, and Relationship

Christensen was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of construction manager Kathy (nee Hendricks) and human resources executive Steven Christensen.

She has two younger twin brothers, Dane (who had an appearance in the 2005 movie The Upside of Anger), and Brando, as well as an older half-brother named Nick. She has ancestors from Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Wales, and Ireland.

Up until the age of four, Christensen resided in Seattle; after that, her family moved to a suburb of Los Angeles, California. She got her start in television acting in Volvo and McDonald’s commercials. Christensen belongs to the Scientology church.

She was reared as a Scientologist by her parents, who converted to the religion in their 20s while residing in Seattle. Her parents made the choice to homeschool her as well.

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Career, Struggle, Turning Point, and Success

Christensen’s first acting roles were in the 1997 releases/airings of the drama series Nothing Sacred and the comedy picture Leave It to Beaver, both of which were supporting roles. In the late 1990s, she continued to appear as a guest star in a variety of different television shows, such as Frasier, The Practice, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Touched by an Angel.

Christensen also appeared in Can of Worms, a 1999 Disney Channel original film. She played Abigail Winthrop in the brief-lived CBS sitcom Thanks in 1999. She co-starred with actress Jena Malone in Michael Jackson’s “Childhood” music video that same year.

Christensen won prizes for Breakthrough Female Performance at the MTV Movie Awards, Standout Performance – Female at the Young Hollywood Awards, and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her portrayal of cocaine user Caroline Wakefield in Steven Soderbergh’s crime drama film Traffic (2000).

She appeared in a few episodes of Time of Your Life, Movie Stars, FreakyLinks, and The Pretender in 2000 as a guest star. She played a recurrent character on The Geena Davis Show in 2001.

Christensen reunited with her Traffic co-star Topher Grace in an episode of the Fox comedy That ’70s Show. One of People’s “Breakthrough Stars of 2001,” she received this honour. Christensen appeared in three major motion pictures the next year: the comedy The Banger Sisters, the crime drama Home Room, and the adolescent thriller Swimfan.

Christensen played the title role in the Wuthering Heights television movie produced by MTV in 2003, which was adapted on the same-titled Emily Bronte book. She also contributed many songs to the soundtrack of the movie. She appeared in the 2004 horror picture Riding the Bullet as well as the adolescent heist movie The Perfect Score.

For his first album Red, Christensen collaborated with John Stevens to make a cover of “Let’s Fall in Love.” Also in 2005, Christensen co-starred in the movies The Upside of Anger with Kevin Costner and Joan Allen as Andy Wolfmeyer, The Sisters with Maria Bello and Elizabeth Banks as Irene Prior, and Flightplan with Jodie Foster as Fiona.

She appeared in the television series Six Degrees the next year, which made its premiere on the ABC fall schedule on September 21, 2006. It was cancelled after one season due to low ratings, leaving five episodes unaired.

She made appearances in the independent crime comedy How to Rob a Bank and the comedy-drama Gardener of Eden in 2007. She had cameo appearances on many television shows in 2008 and 2009, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lie to Me, Mercy, and Lie to Me as a college student with dissociative identity disorder.

Christensen appeared in the Ringside music video for the song “Tired of Being Sorry,” which was directed by Joaquin Phoenix. In 2009, she co-starred in the romance drama Mercy with James Caan and Dylan McDermott and was a member of the cast of the Veronika Decides to Die movie. Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe co-starred in the horror-thriller movie The Tortured in 2010.

On the NBC drama television series Parenthood, which premiered on March 2, 2010, and ended on January 29, 2015, Christensen was a regular cast member. She played Julia Braverman-Graham, the Braverman family’s youngest daughter. For her work in the show, she was given the 2014 Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series.

She appeared in Brian Herzlinger’s musical movie How Sweet It Is in 2013 and served as a guest judge on two episodes of the food show Knife Fight. She made an appearance on the celebrity game programme Hollywood Game Night the following year and starred in the Hallmark Channel television movie My Boyfriends’ Dogs, which was adapted from the same-titled Dandi Daley Mackall book.

Christensen was hired in February 2015 to play Betty Beaumontaine, a single mother who falls in love with a serial murderer, in the short-lived ABC crime thriller series Wicked City. She collaborated with the food business Lean Cuisine to introduce their new brand in 2015 as well. Christensen was one of several famous people that appeared in the music video “Love” for Dash Mihok’s band Diz and the Fam in September 2015.

Paul Greene and Christensen co-starred in the Hallmark Channel television movie Anything for Love, which Christensen oversaw. Release day for the movie was February 14, 2016. She appeared in Sal Masekela’s band Alekesam’s music video for the song “All Is Forgiven” the following month. Following that, Christensen joined the all-star cast of the HBO courtroom drama Confirmation, which was directed by Rick Famuyiwa and also starred Greg Kinnear, Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, and Wendell Pierce. The same year, Christensen featured in the world premiere of Two for One, Jon Abrahams’ first feature film under his direction.

She co-starred in the Lee Strobel film The Case for Christ in 2017 as Strobel’s wife Leslie with Mike Vogel and Robert Forster. In the same year, Christensen and Kyra Sedgwick both started appearing as Ali Petrovich in the ABC drama series Ten Days in the Valley. She co-starred in Clover, the comic mob thriller directed by Jon Abrahams, opposite Mark Webber, Julia Jones, and Ron Perlman.

Erika Christensen Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career & More)


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