- Experienced the reverse situation of her Lincoln Heights character in real life---grew up in the inner city and later moved to the suburbs.
- Like her Lincoln Heights character, was once involved in an interracial relationship while in high school.
- Earned her bachelor's degree in three years.
- Won a regional Emmy for hosting a local Chicago children's show called Up'N Running.
- Did modeling work, including a stint as a "Noxzema Girl."
- Is the CEO and president of her own production company, Erica Hubbard Productions.
- Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, United States (BA in Journalism)