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- Erika Alexander
- Winslow AZ
- United States
- Face Figure Voice
Erika Alexander got her big break as Pamela "Pam" Tucker on the critically-acclaimed NBC-TV sitcom, The Cosby Show. She later starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic, The Long Walk Home. Perhaps her most memorable role was as acid-tongued attorney, Maxine 'Max' Shaw on the FOX sitcom, Living Single, a role she played for five years. Erika has won numerous awards for her work on Living Single, including two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Erika Alexander Career
Alexander got her big break as Pam Tucker on the critically acclaimed NBC-TV sitcom The Cosby Show. She later starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic The Long Walk Home. Perhaps her most memorable role was as acid-tongued attorney Maxine 'Max' Shaw on the FOX-TV sitcom Living Single, a role she played for five years.
In 1992, she appeared in the short-lived sitcom Going to Extremes, which centered around a group of medical students in Jamaica.
In 2002, she played probation officer Dee Mulhern in the Showtime series Street Time, which ran for two seasons.
In international cinema, Alexander played the role of Hidimbi in Peter Brook's adaptation of The Mahabharata. She also played a young Flora in the TV miniseries Mama Flora's Family. Her voice is featured on The Bible Experience. She actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton and toured college campuses with Chelsea Clinton, during the 2008 Democratic primary. She shares her birthday with Living Single co-star T.C. Carson and also appeared in Toni Braxton's music video for "You're Makin' Me High."
In 2009, she appeared in Criminal Minds in the Season 4 episode, 'the Big Wheel' as Detective Lynne Henderson who requests the BAU's help in investigating a series of killings occurring in Buffalo, New York Appears in 2009's blockbuster La Mission then in 2011 she appeared in season 7, episode 13 of House M.D. where she played the character Ms. Fields.
Erika Alexander Personal life
Erika Alexander is married to artist/screenwriter Tony Puryear. She is one of six children born to Rev. Robert Alexander and school teacher and children's book author, Sammie Alexander.
Erika Alexander on the Web
The Post News Online » Blog Archive » Erika Alexander's ... Erika Alexander has the kind of life story that seems like it could only happen in the movies. The child of two orphans, Erika grew up in the mountains of Arizona. Her father was an itinerant preacher who kept the family moving.
Jackson State welcomes Sundance Institute's 'Film Forward ... Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Talisa Soto Bratt, Jesse Borrego. Director and Screenwriter: Peter Bratt (USA). 1 p.m. Last Train Home (JSU Movie Theater). Getting a train ticket in China proves a ...