Erika Christensen
American actress
Erika Christensen
Erika Jane Christensen is an American actress whose film appearances include Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), How to Rob a Bank (2007), and The Perfect Score (2004), among others. She also co-starred in the short-lived drama Six Degrees on ABC. She is currently co-starring in the 2010 television series Parenthood as Julia Braverman-Graham.
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Napa Valley Film Festival 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrated its highly anticipated 6th anniversary on November 9-13. The gathering of film, food and wine at the most scenic time of year showcased over 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews in numerous venues throughout the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Attendees socialized with over 300 filmmakers at screenings and enjoyed a list of events including industry panels, wine tastings, culinary demos, winemaker dinners, Celebrity Tributes, and the Awards Ceremony and Gala. The festival started with the opening night screening of The Weinstein Company's Lion starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Priyanka Bose. The directorial debut by Australian Garth Davis, based on a true story about Saroo Brierley's journey from his memoir A Long Way Home, had the audience in tears. Dev Patel received a standing ovation when he entered the stage to participate in a post screening Q&A ...
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Jaimie Alexander: Toughest New Chick on the Block
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Let's make it official. The toughest new chick on the TV block this season is Jaimie Alexander from NBC's Blindspot. Given the competition these days, that's an honor worth coveting. It also means no disrespect to Melissa Benoist, a/k/a Kara Danvers on CBS's Supergirl, or Priyanka Chopra, who plays Alex Parrish on ABC's Quantico. Up until about 10 years ago, either of those two would have won the title by acclamation. Since then, however, you might have noticed that TV has rapidly moved away from women who fumble in their purses for pepper spray when confronted with a menacing adversary. Today, much more likely, they're packing heat. They're packing fists of titanium. Or they're simply more hard-core than the guy foolish enough to challenge them. And that's not just the women who are cops. If you ever find yourself in a barroom brawl with the current cast of TV characters, do not antagonize Taraji P. Henson from Empire. Especially stay clear of Constance Wu from ...
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Review: ‘Wicked City’: Murder and Mayhem, 1980s Style
NYTimes - over 1 year
Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen star in this ABC drama about murder in greater Los Angeles during the early 1980s.
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'Parenthood' Sneak Peek: 'Let's Be Mad Together' Sees Sarah Helping Out Her Hot Neighbor (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In this week's "Parenthood" (Thurs., Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC), Sarah (Lauren Graham) demonstrates her plumbing prowess when her hot neighbor, Carl (Josh Stamberg), needs help in his bathroom. But in typical Braverman fashion, her attempt doesn't go exactly as planned, as you can see in our exclusive sneak peek above. Elsewhere in the episode, titled "Let's Be Mad Together," Max’s (Max Burkholder) photography knows no bounds while Joel (Sam Jaeger) struggles for boundaries with Peet (Sonya Walger). Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) too must set boundaries with the band for the betterment of their new business. Meanwhile Julia (Erika Christensen) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) have something in common that does not make them happy. And Sarah talks toe-to-toe with Ryan (Matt Lauria) and Amber (Mae Whitman). Are you looking forward to Thursday's "Parenthood"? What's your favorite part of Season 5 so far?
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Could Amber Have Two Love Interests On 'Parenthood'?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Parenthood" has cast Matthew Atkinson for a multi-episode arc in Season 5, according to TVLine. Atkinson, who previously starred on ABC Family's "Jane By Design," will play Zach -- a drummer in the same band as All American Rejects' Tyson Ritter. According to TVLine, he'll bond with Mae Whitman's Amber while the band is recording at the Luncheonette. Will he cause a rift between Amber and her ex-soldier boyfriend Ryan (Matt Lauria)? We'll have to tune in to find out. The rest of the Braverman clan will have their own challenges in Season 5: Josh Stamberg will play Carl, "a charming and fun new addition in Sarah's [Lauren Graham] building," while Drew (Miles Heizer) will be become friends with occasional benefits with "90210's" Lyndon Smith. Meanwhile, "Lost's" Sonya Walger will play a "sexy, confident fireball of an architect" working with Joel (Sam Jaeger), and "The Office's" David Denman will get to know Julia (Erika Christensen) as Ed, a stay-at-home dad who end ...
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Exciting New Details Revealed In 'Parenthood' Promo
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There's no doubt that Season 4 of "Parenthood" had us all shedding our fair share of tears, but from the looks of the new Season 5 "Parenthood" promo (above) a happier season is on the way. "Is Ryan the man you want to spend the rest of your life with?" Sarah (Lauren Graham) asks Amber (Mae Whitman) of Ryan, played by Matt Lauria. "Let's plan your wedding," she says when Amber tearfully tells her mother how much she loves him. Additionally, Hank (Ray Romano) makes it clear that he's not quite done with Sarah when he makes an appearance in the promo, and it looks like Kristina (Monica Potter) is finally living a cancer-free life. "Parenthood" won't be all fun and games this season, though. "All-American Rejects" frontman Tyson Ritter has joined the cast as a musician playing at the Luncheonette, which could cause trouble for Ryan and Amber, "Office" star David Denman will play a stay-at-home dad who might get to know Julia (Erika Christensen) a little too well for Jo ...
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On the Hunt With New York's Subway Matchmaker
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It's a bitterly cold winter night in Harlem and I'm cruising the streets for black men. This was no ordinary drunken-sex mission, though. Tonight, I’m co-piloting my first professional manhunt with New York City matchmaker Erika Christensen. Known professionally as “The Love Conductor,” the 31-year-old has the perfect personality for this line of work. She’s charming, spunky, and positive, like an overwhelmingly likable aerobics instructor from the eighties. It also doesn't hurt that she's approachable and pretty in a Wasp-dream-girl sort of way: ski slope nose, light hair and eyes. Within five minutes of hanging out with her, I lose all journalistic decorum and confess, “I really want us to be friends.”
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WATCH: Get Your Tissues Ready For The 'Parenthood' Finale
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It's been a very emotional fourth season of "Parenthood," but when the finale airs tonight (Tuesday, January 22 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC), fans will be satisfied, says the show's creator, Jason Katims. "There are definitely some emotional moments and there's a lot of resolution in the season finale," Katims told The Hollywood Reporter. "I think the way the show ends has a very beautiful montage at the end, which came out really great. I think it'll be very satisfying. I can't predict the amount of Kleenex, but I'm proud of the episode." As you prepare your Kleenex, watch two sneak peeks of the "Parenthood" Season 4 finale below. In the first, Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) gets brutally honest with her parents Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) about how she feels about her potential new step-brother Victor (Xolo Mariduena). "I don't think it's a good idea for Victor to be adopted," Sydney says in the clip below. "He's not truly a part of this family and som ...
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Erika Christensen Defends Scientology
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Scientology is making headlines again with the release of Lawrence Wright's new book "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief," and in the wake of the church's bad publicity, "Parenthood" actress Erika Christensen is defending the controversial religion. While appearing on her co-star Joy Bryant's web series, the 30-year-old actress and lifelong member of the church took the opportunity to clear up misconceptions about the religion she calls a "huge part" of her life. "[People assume] we're some kind of closed group and we're just the Hollywood religion ... and we worship rabbits. I don't actually know how many people think that," she joked. Scientologists don't worship rabbits, but members do believe that 75 million years ago, Xenu, dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy," sent billions of frozen souls on spaceships from his overpopulated planet to the bases of volcanoes on Earth. When the volcanoes erupted, the scattered souls or "thetans" fou ...
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'Parenthood': Will Julia And Joel Keep Victor? Erika Christensen Talks Season 4
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
On "Parenthood," Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) have been struggling with adopting 10-year-old Victor (Xolo Mariduena), who's made it more than clear that he's not a fan of his new mom. (He called child services on Julia, continues to compare her to his "real mom" and refuses to eat anything she cooks.) When we left them at the end of last week's episode, it was clear Joel and Julia were not in agreement about whether or not to proceed with the adoption, especially after he threw a bat at their birth daughter Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae). (Click here for more from Christensen's TV husband, Sam Jaeger.) Read More... More on Video
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WATCH: Kristina Shaves Her Head In Emotional 'Parenthood' Preview
Huffington Post - about 4 years
When "Parenthood" returns (January 1 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC), Kristina's battle with cancer is far from over. The first of the NBC drama's final four episodes of Season 4, titled "Keep On Rowing," sees Kristina make the bold choice to shave her head before chemotherapy causes her to lose her hair. Monica Potter, who plays Kristina, told HuffPost TV that the New Year's Day episode is her favorite, partly because Dax Sherpard, who plays Crosby on the series, directed it. "You see her going out with the girls, getting out of the house and trying to have fun with Julia [Erika Christensen] and Jasmine [Joy Bryant] and Sarah [Lauren Graham] and wanting to feel like she's normal again," Potter said. "It's sort of heartbreaking to see what happens when she does try to act normal and go out ... There's not one flat line of emotion; it's everywhere." See a preview of Kristina's emotional decision in the first promo below of "Keep On Rowing." “It's about how the world is now seeing ...
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Michael Haberman: Why Volunteering Is Good for your Business
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As students return to school across the country this week, our education system continues to face a myriad of complex challenges, including training teachers for the new Common Core standards, preparing students with the academic and life skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century, evaluating teachers and developing strong principals who can effectively tackle these issues. Fortunately, as students return to school, thousands of business volunteers are walking alongside them, putting their skills to work to help schools overcome many of these challenges -- with impressive results. In the last school year alone, nearly 80% of principals working with business volunteers through PENCIL felt more confident as school leaders; nearly 80% saw an increase in family engagement in their schools; and more than 95% saw an increase in student awareness about college and career awareness. Because they see the impact they are having on our students, nearly 80% of PENCIL's business v ...
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Exclusive: Parenthood's Sam Jaeger to Direct Season 4 Episode
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Exclusive: Parenthood's Sam Jaeger to Direct Season 4 Episode Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 01:30 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 Sam Jaeger will direct an upcoming episode of the NBC family drama, TVGuide.com has learned. Sarah's love triangle, Julia's juggling act and Amber's big romance No additional information was available on Jaeger's episode, but it's no secret that this coming season will see his character, Joel, and his wife, Julia (Erika Christensen), dealing with the adoption of an 8-year-old boy named Victor, who was introduced in the Season 3 finale. Sarah's Love Triangle, Julia's Juggling Act and Amber's Big RomanceRay Romano Joins Parenthood for Multi-Episode Arc Other Links From TVGuide.com Erika ChristensenSam JaegerJason KatimsParenthood
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Before Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise Wanted Sofia Vergara As His Wife [Report]
Business Insider - over 4 years
After Tom Cruise blindsided his pregnant wife Nicole Kidman with divorce papers in 2001 (she later lost the baby), the actor was looking to cast a new leading lady—and quickly. Cruise soon rebounded with his "Vanilla Sky" co-star Penelope Cruz, who stood by the actor's side on many a red carpet, but quickly exited stage left after he took her to Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Hollywood and encouraged her to take classes. Cruz responded by publicly stating "I have great respect for all religions, but I do not intend to join any of them at the moment." And that was the end of that. At which point, according to this incredibly juicy New York Post article by "Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography" author Andrew Morton (who cites anonymous sources), Cruise, with the help of the church of Scientology, literally auditioned young, upcoming actresses for the role of Mrs. Cruise. When that hookup bit the dust, he gave Scientology leaders a wish list of women he would like to date. Th ...
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Not So Bashful Bride To Be! Miley Cyrus Flaunts Her Figure In LBD
Radar Online - over 4 years
By Leah Ornstein - Radar Features Editor Miley Cyrus has clearly worked hard to get her best body ever, and she isn’t bashful about showing it off. Refusing to let her fiancé Liam Hemsworth get all the attention at the Australians in Film Breakthrough Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the 19-year-old actress showed off her hot bod in a scandalously sexy LBD – and RadarOnline.com has the photos. PHOTOS: Miley Cyrus Dominates The Red Carpet Miley donned a cutout and built in corset black sleeved dress from Australian designer Zimmerman, which she perfectly paired with Christian Louboutin platform heels and her stunning Neil Lane engagement ring for the annual event, that brought out the biggest stars from Down Under. Miley, who was beaming on the red carpet next to her man, recently dropped a massive amount of weight due to her gluten-free diet and pilates workout regiment. PHOTOS: Miley Cyrus Flaunts Her Engagement Ring And Red Bra Other stars at the event included A ...
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Parenthood First Episode Title and Description Released - TVOvermind
Google News - over 5 years
Julia (Erika Christensen) becomes frustrated with the adoption process and dreams up a bizarre scenario. Meanwhile Haddie's (Sarah Ramos) boyfriend Alex (guest-star Michael B. Jordan) reveals hidden information to Julia. Also starring Monica Potter,
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Travolta, Preston attend Scientology celebration - Ocala
Google News - over 5 years
Also attending were fellow Scientologists Priscilla Presley, Jenna Elfman, Anne Archer, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Erika Christensen and Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons”). The event's guest speakers included John Redman,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Erika Christensen
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    On March 31, 2016, Christensen announced she was expecting their first child.
    More Details Hide Details The couple welcomed a daughter, Shane Maness, on June 21, 2016.
    She then led the cast of the Hallmark Channel television film Anything for Love alongside Paul Greene, which was released on February 14, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The following month, she starred in the music video "All Is Forgiven" for Sal Masekela's band Alekesam. Christensen next appeared as part of the all-star cast of HBO's courtroom drama film Confirmation, directed by Rick Famuyiwa and co-starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, and Greg Kinnear. She will then star in Jon Abrahams' directorial debut drama film Two for One.
  • 2015
    Age 32
    In September 2015, Christensen was among several celebrities to appear in the music video "Love" for Dash Mihok's band Diz and the Fam.
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    Also in 2015, she partnered with food company Lean Cuisine to launch their brand overhaul.
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    In February 2015, she was cast in the short-lived ABC crime drama series Wicked City as Betty Beaumontaine, a single mother who becomes romantically involved with a serial killer.
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  • 2014
    Age 31
    In November 2014, Christensen became engaged to cyclist Cole Maness, with whom she had been in a relationship since 2012. They married on September 5, 2015, in Palm Springs, California, and reside in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.
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  • 2013
    Age 30
    In 2013, she starred in the musical film How Sweet It Is, directed by Brian Herzlinger, and was a guest judge on 2 episodes of the cooking competition series Knife Fight.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she appeared on the celebrity game show Hollywood Game Night, and lead the cast of the Hallmark Channel television film My Boyfriends' Dogs, based on the Dandi Daley Mackall novel of the same name.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 27
    Christensen was a regular cast member on the NBC drama television series Parenthood, which debuted on March 2, 2010 and concluded on January 29, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details She portrayed the role of Julia Braverman-Graham, the youngest daughter of the Braverman family. She won the 2014 Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series for her performance in the series.
    In 2010, Christensen co-starred with Jesse Metcalfe in the horror-thriller film The Tortured.
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    In 2009, she was part of the cast of the film adaptation of Veronika Decides to Die, and starred in the romantic drama Mercy alongside James Caan and Dylan McDermott.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    In 2008 and 2009, she guest starred as a special agent on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a college student with multiple personality disorder on Lie to Me, and a victim of domestic abuse on Mercy.
    More Details Hide Details Christensen made a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix-directed music video "Tired of Being Sorry" for Balthazar Getty's band Ringside.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In 2007, she appeared in the comedy-drama film Gardener of Eden, and the independent crime comedy How to Rob a Bank.
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  • 2006
    Age 23
    The following year, she starred in the series Six Degrees, which debuted on the ABC fall schedule on September 21, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Low ratings caused its cancellation after one season, leaving 5 episodes unaired.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    Also in 2005, Christensen co-starred in the films The Upside of Anger as Andy Wolfmeyer, co-starring Kevin Costner and Joan Allen; The Sisters as Irene Prior, with Maria Bello and Elizabeth Banks; and Flightplan as Fiona, starring Jodie Foster.
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    In 2005, Christensen recorded a version of "Let's Fall in Love" with John Stevens for his debut album Red.
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  • 2004
    Age 21
    In 2004, she starred in the teen heist film The Perfect Score, and the horror film Riding the Bullet.
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  • 2003
    Age 20
    In 2003, Christensen starred in MTV's television film adaptation of Wuthering Heights, based on the Emily Brontë novel of the same name.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 18
    She was named one of People "Breakthrough Stars of 2001".
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Christensen starred in three feature films: the teen thriller Swimfan, the crime drama Home Room, and the comedy The Banger Sisters.
    In 2001, she had a recurring role on the sitcom The Geena Davis Show.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in an episode of the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, reuniting her with her Traffic co-star Topher Grace.
  • 2000
    Age 17
    Also in 2000, Christensen guest starred in single episodes of Time of Your Life, Movie Stars, FreakyLinks, and The Pretender.
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  • 1999
    Age 16
    Also in 1999, she starred as Abigail Winthrop on the short-lived CBS sitcom Thanks.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she featured in Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Childhood", alongside actress Jena Malone. For her performance as cocaine addict Caroline Wakefield in Steven Soderbergh's crime drama film Traffic (2000), she received the awards 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.
    She also starred in the Disney Channel original movie Can of Worms in 1999.
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  • 1997
    Age 14
    Christensen began her career with a supporting role in the comedy film Leave It to Beaver, and a one episode guest appearance on the drama series Nothing Sacred, both of which were released/aired in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to guest star in numerous other television series in the late 1990s, including Frasier, The Practice, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Touched by an Angel.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on August 19, 1982.
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