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Erika Christensen

Birth name Erika Jane Christensen
Born August 19, 1982 (1982-08-19) (age 25)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Official site www.erikachristensen.com

Erika Jane Christensen (born August 19, 1982) is an American actress whose film appearances include Traffic (2000) and The Perfect Score (2004), among others. She also co-starred in the drama Six Degrees on ABC. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 332 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1587 × 2862 pixel, file size: 942 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Seattle redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Traffic is a film directed by Steven Soderbergh that explores the intricacies of the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: user, enforcer, politician and trafficker. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Six Degrees (or 6Ëš) is an American dramatic television series about six residents of New York City and their relationships, based on the idea of six degrees of separation. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Christensen was born in Seattle, Washington to Steven Christensen, an insurance worker/human-resources executive, and Kathy, a construction manager. She has an older half-brother, Nick, two younger twin brothers, Dane (who appeared in the film The Upside of Anger) and Brando. She has Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Welsh, and Irish ancestry.[1] Christensen was raised in Los Angeles, California and started out on television in commercials for McDonald's. Seattle redirects here. ... The Welsh are, according to Hastings (1997), an ethnic group and nation associated with Wales and the Welsh language, which is a Celtic language. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants[1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ...


Christensen is a member of the Church of Scientology.[2] Her parents became Scientologists during their 20s and raised her in the faith[1] as well as home-schooling her. Scientology cross Symbol Doctrine Practices Concepts People Public outreach Organization Controversy The Church of Scientology is the largest religious organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system. ... Homeschooling – also called home education or home school – is the education of children at home, typically by parents or guardians, rather than in a public or private school. ...


Career

Christensen had several small roles in various television programs before starting her movie career. These shows include The Geena Davis Show, Frasier, The Practice, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Touched by an Angel. She was named one of People magazine's "Breakthrough Stars of 2001." For her performance in Traffic she received the awards for Female Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards, Female Standout Performance at the Young Hollywood Awards, and Outstanding Performance by a Cast Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2005, she briefly went into music as she recorded a version of Let's Fall In Love with John Stevens for his debut album Red. In 2006, she starred in the series Six Degrees, which debuted on the ABC fall schedule in 2006 but went on hiatus due to low ratings and is not expected to film any more episodes. She made a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix directed video "Tired of Being Sorry" for Balthazar Getty's band Ringside. The Geena Davis Show was a short-lived American sitcom starring Geena Davis. ... Frasier was an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... The Practice was an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston, Massachusetts law firm. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This section contains a list of trivia items. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Lets Fall In Love is a popular song. ... John Stevens on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. ... Red was the debut album recorded by former American Idol 3 contestant John Stevens. ... Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (pronounced IPA: ) (born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is as a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican film actor. ... Paul Balthazar Getty (born 22 January 1975) is an American film actor. ... Ringside is an indie pop band from Hollywood, California. ...


Filmography

Christensen at the Tribeca Film Festival
Christensen at the Tribeca Film Festival
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Leave It to Beaver Karen
1999 Can of Worms Kaetlyn
Thanks Abigail Winthrop TV Series
2000 Traffic Caroline Wakefield
2001 That '70s Show Stacey TV Series
2002 Home Room Deanna Cartwright
Swimfan Madison Bell
The Banger Sisters Hannah Kingsley
2003 Wuthering Heights Cate TV Movie
2004 The Perfect Score Anna Ross
Riding the Bullet Jessica Hadley
2005 The Upside of Anger Andy Wolfmeyer
The Sisters Irene Prior
Flightplan Fiona
Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony herself guest appearance in episode 8
2006 Six Degrees Mae TV Series
2007 How to Rob a Bank Jessica (Post-Production)
The Save-Ums Cloe TV

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