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Erika Christensen Biography

Birth Name:
Erika Jane Christensen
Birth Place:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Fast Facts

  • Fist acting job was in a commercial for McDonald's
  • Was homeschooled and raised as a Scientologist
  • Appeared in the video for Michael Jackson's song "Childhood
  • " Performed backup vocals on Neil Diamond's The Christmas Album: Volume II in 1994
  • Made her film debut in the 1997 movie version of Leave It to Beaver as Wally Cleaver's girlfriend, Karen
  • Won the award for Breakthrough Female Performance at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards for Steven Soderbergh's Traffic


  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner


  • Brando Christensen -- Brother
  • Shane -- Daughter
  • Steven Christensen -- Father
  • Cole Maness -- Husband
  • Kathy Christensen -- Mother