Born and raised in Canada, Erika is a professional performer with over 20 years of experience on stage and in front of the camera. As an active member of the Michigan creative community, she has been cast in a variety of supporting roles in 25 different independent film and TV roles over the past 6 years.
Erika graduated with a BA in Theater from The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, in 1995. Following this, she jetted off to the West coast to continue her theater studies at Studio 58, Langara College, in Vancouver, BC. Then ended up attending the professional Acting Program on Gabriola Island, The C.E.N.T.E.R, headed up by Anthony Holland and Catherine Caines.
Ending up back in Edmonton in 1997, Erika spent the majority of the next 6 years acting at a musical dinner theater called “Celebrations” as well as hitting a couple of stages in Calgary, Alberta to perform in King Lear with the Calgary Shakespeare Co. and Ten Little Indians at the Pleiades Theater.
In 2003, life took her on a new adventure that brought her down to the USA with her husband. She, and her husband, Dale, co-owned and ran, along with Dominik Hasek formally with the Red Wings, an athletic apparel line called Dominator Clothing.
In 2012, Erika began to work with MICA Entertainment, a film Financing company, in the role of portfolio management. MICA Entertainment has financed 9 films between 2012-2016 with their latest film “Lost City of Z” recently being chosen for the final gala premiere at the 2016 New York Film Festival.
Although Erika loves being involved in the process of packaging, producing and back end managing of films, she has never lost her passion for performing. While living in Michigan she has been involved acting in numerous productions, both on stage and in front of the camera. She most recently played the role of Queen Elizabeth with the Royal Oak Shakspeare Company. You can also see her in the upcoming film, “Before I Wake”.
Unique traits: Canadian accent
They Scream in Silence
Film (Short, Drama and History) Actress A renowned painter and Holocaust survivor, Bereck Kaufman, is faced with exposing a lifelong friend for his cruel past or accept the changes of a dying man.
Film (Adventure and Horror) Actress After surviving a terrifying car crash, a young woman discovers that aggressive, flesh-eating zombies have overtaken the entire area. She must figure out what is happening and why in hopes of escaping her horrifying circumstances.
Injustice for All
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Before I Wake
Film (Drama, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Actress In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares. Written by Relativity
Film (Horror) Actress Emily Burns is being held captive in a room with no idea as to why or how she got there. Determined to escape and return to her daughter and husband, Emily discovers clues within the room that help explain what she's doing there. They even provide clues about who she is...but will they help her escape? Written by SK
A Sense of Sound
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Television (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Man wakes up in a post-apocalyptic world with amnesia and is looking for his family despite being pursued by a ruthless army.
Roadkill: A Love Story
Film (Thriller) Actress The heart of small-town America. A young mute works his days lazily away at a car wash. His brother, the town sheriff, longs for action but instead drowns himself in the bottle. A mysterious woman with a big white truck and an unquenchable blood lust comes to town in search for true love... Written by Leahpar Productions
Film (Drama and Romance) Actress With two part-time jobs barely providing enough to keep up with her law school debt, Jessica finds her solution on a 'sugar daddy' dating site. But what was supposed to be a stop-gap until she finds a law job becomes complicated when she falls for someone her age yet begins to develop empathy for her wealthy benefactor. Written by Anonymous
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Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actress While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people. Written by Anonymous
The House That Jack Broke
Film (Drama) Actress Early one morning, two FBI agents, Portman and Cross, visit the Peterson home. Jack Peterson, a young psychology professor, had just inherited the house from his grandfather. Portman and Cross question Jack concerning the murder of two young women and a handgun he once owned. Jack denies knowing or ever meeting the women and tells the FBI that the gun was lost long ago. The FBI continue to investigate Peterson's past and he continues to deny any involvement. Jack's wife, Anne, discovers the "lost" handgun in a box from the basement. This discovery builds tension and distrust between the couple. Jack assures her he will bring the gun to the FBI. Jack's escalating strange behavior raises not only the concerns of his wife, but also the FBI, who are watching him constantly. More things about his past start to unravel we find out that the suicide of his twin brother, Jimmy, brought on by post-traumatic-stress-disorder, led to Jack's creation of a drug formula. Does this formula have ... Written by John Wayne Bosley
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Roadkill:A Love Story
Film by Raphael Beuchel Lead
Film by John W. Bosley Lead
Film by Noriko M. Kambara Lead
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actress A man finds himself in a distorted reality as he searches for answers and finally, the truth.
Ticket to the Circus
Film (Adventure, Crime and Romance) Actress Two young women on the lam for a murder they didn't commit become lovers, and Detroit's Most Wanted. Written by Anonymous
Video (Short and Comedy) Actress The clueless actor in all of us.
Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour
Television (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Each month, host Lee Martin guides viewers through all-new tales of the macabre in this cult TV anthology. Noted for its tightly scripted tales peppered with sex, mystery and irony, the series has influenced many indie film producers since its September 6, 2008 debut and garnered a loyal fan-base of viewers hungry for its special brand of malice.The show's anthology format has allowed its creators to explore a wide range of themes, all of which share a final "twist" in their closing minutes before Martin returns to sum things up. Sometimes referred to as a hybrid between "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Twilight Zone," "Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour" has created for itself a brand as unique as its storytelling.
Film by Chris Nickin Supporting
Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Actress Short horror mockumentary about a camera crew that follows two serial killers.
The Adventures of Jack Uzi: Long Hard Days
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Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress In what may be their last week together, two opposing brothers are forced to confront their relationship at a whole new level.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress 'American Terrorist' recounts the final days of a university plant biology professor, who, overwhelmed by societal flaws and personal heartbreak, reaches his breaking point and does the unimaginable.
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Video (Short and Drama) Actress A man wakes up in a car accident. He doesn't remember how he got there or even what happened. When he gets out he realizes he's not alone... there are others...
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Actress An patient with unexplained symptoms has doctors baffled and the government trying to cover it up.
Film (Drama) Actress Self-proclaimed "bill collector extraordinaire," Ray Weaver, has spent his entire life intimidating people. Finding himself down on his luck and off his game yet again, he decides there must be a better way of driving home the money; so he devises a scheme that is so ingenious, even he can hardly believe it's so perfect. Or is it? Written by G. Bennett Perry
Best Actress- Fan Film Awards
Best Actress- Lightworks Film Festival