Born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, Erika moved to New York at the age of 18 to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She trained at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, and appeared in several off-Broadway theatrical productions.
Soon after, Erika embarked on a new phase of her career: B-movie scream queen. She garnered great notice for HOTTIES and its follow-up HOTTIES 2. BITE ME! followed, in which Erika's performance as Trix, a clumsy burlesque dancer, earned her rave reviews and a reputation as a stellar young physical comedienne.
With 2006's SINFUL, Erika showed film audiences her dramatic side, as an expectant mother terrorized by her violently jealous neighbor.
2007 brings Erika back to her comedic roots and a chance to break through to mainstream audiences with her role in the long-awaited sequel to Tom Hanks' career launching BACHELOR PARTY; 20th Century Fox's BACHELOR PARTY 2, starring Sara Foster. 2007 also marks Erika's debut as a screenwriter. Her first feature length screenplay, PRIVATES, is now making the rounds of the top Hollywood studios.