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      Erika Alexander

      Erika Alexander

      Highest Rated: 97% Earth Mama (2023)

      Lowest Rated: 50% Mission Street Rhapsody (2009)

      Birthday: Nov 19, 1969

      Birthplace: Winslow, Arizona, USA

      With her almond-shaped eyes and earthy intensity, Alexander possesses a disarmingly composed manner that often makes the characters she play appear more secure than they really are. Before nabbing the role of the calculating Maxine Shaw on the Fox sitcom "Living Single" (1993-97), Alexander made her TV series debut as Clair Huxtable's (Phylicia Rashad) 17-year-old less-privileged second cousin Pam on the last two seasons of "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1990-1992). When that show's run ended, she showed up the following season as the proud but insecure medical student Cheryl Carter on the short-lived series "Going To Extremes" (ABC). But before TV discovered Alexander, she was already something of a seasoned show business trouper. In the second week of her freshman year at New York University, she dropped out to accept a role in Peter Brook's acclaimed "The Mahabaharta" (1987) in which she toured internationally for a year. Alexander then recreated her part for the film version shot in Paris.

      Highest rated movies

      Earth Mama American Fiction
      The Long Walk Home
      30 Years to Life
      Wildflower
      Love Liza
      Brave New Jersey
      Mission Street Rhapsody

      Photos

      Erika Alexander Erika Alexander at arrivals for 50th NAACP Image Awards - Part 2, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA March 30, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Erika Alexander at arrivals for FREEFORM Summit, NeueHouse Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA January 18, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Last Man Standing, Erika Alexander (L), Nancy Travis (C), Jonathan Adams (R), 'Larabee for School Board', Season 3, Ep. #6, 11/01/2013, ©ABC Suits, Gabriel Macht (L), Erika Alexander (R), 'Discovery', Season 2, Ep. #4, 07/12/2012, ©USA Last Man Standing, Jonathan Adams (L), Erika Alexander (C), Nancy Travis (R), 'Halloween', Season 5, Ep. #6, 10/30/2015, ©ABC Last Man Standing, Nancy Travis (L), Sarah Gilman (C), Erika Alexander (R), 'The Gratitude List', Season 5, Ep. #9, 11/20/2015, ©ABC Last Man Standing, Sarah Gilman (L), Erika Alexander (R), 'The Gratitude List', Season 5, Ep. #9, 11/20/2015, ©ABC Last Man Standing, Erika Alexander, 'Halloween', Season 5, Ep. #6, 10/30/2015, ©ABC LA MISSION, from left: Erika Alexander, director Peter Bratt, on set, 2009. ©Screen Media Ventures LA MISSION, Erika Alexander, 2009 Last Man Standing, Tim Allen (L), Erika Alexander (R), 'Stud Muffin', Season 3, Ep. #16, 02/28/2014, ©ABC LA MISSION, Erika Alexander, 2009. ©Screen Media Ventures Last Man Standing, Erika Alexander (L), Nancy Travis (R), 'School Merger', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/24/2014, ©ABC Last Man Standing, Nancy Travis (L), Erika Alexander (R), 'School Merger', Season 4, Ep. #5, 10/24/2014, ©ABC ELSA & FRED, (aka ELSA AND FRED), from left: Wendell Pierce, Erika Alexander, 2014. ph: Michele K. Short/©Millennium Entertainment Last Man Standing, Erika Alexander, 'Mike Hires Chuck', Season 4, Ep. #13, 01/16/2015, ©ABC Last Man Standing, Erika Alexander (L), Nancy Travis (R), 'Stud Muffin', Season 3, Ep. #16, 02/28/2014, ©ABC NCIS: New Orleans, Erika Alexander (L), Scott Bakula (C), Michael Weatherly (R), 'Carrier', Season 1, Ep. #2, 09/30/2014, ©CBS NCIS: New Orleans, Zoe McLellan (L), Lucas Black (C), Erika Alexander (R), 'Carrier', Season 1, Ep. #2, 09/30/2014, ©KSITE

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      94% 95% American Fiction Coraline (Character) $19.2M 2023
      97% 75% Earth Mama Unknown (Character) - 2023
      63% 92% Wildflower Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Payback Director - 2022
      No Score Yet 26% American Refugee Helen Taylor (Character) - 2021
      94% 67% John Lewis: Good Trouble Producer - 2020
      53% 33% Brave New Jersey Helen Holbrook (Character) $14.1K 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic City Ms. Fletcher (Character) - 2013
      50% 72% Mission Street Rhapsody Lena (Character) - 2009
      54% 76% Love Liza Brenda (Character) $211.7K 2002
      67% 65% 30 Years to Life Joy (Character) $12.7K 2001
      No Score Yet 89% Mama Flora's Family Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 27% Fathers and Sons Venell (Character) - 1992
      88% 84% The Long Walk Home Selma Cotter (Character) $1.8M 1990
      No Score Yet 85% The Mahabharata Hidimbi (Character) $10.5K 1989
      No Score Yet 80% George Washington: The Forging of a Nation Oney Judge (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 38% My Little Girl Joan (Character) - 1986

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 31% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2024
      No Score Yet 24% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2023
      100% 78% Run the World Barb (Guest Star) 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 87% Wu-Tang: An American Saga Linda Diggs (Character) 2019 2021 2023
      71% 82% Swimming With Sharks Meredith (Character) 2022
      97% 94% Bosch Connie Irving (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 64% Queen Sugar LeeAnne (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 80% Last Man Standing Carol Larabee (Guest Star) 2013-2015
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 65% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      91% 87% Suits Sarah Leighton (Guest Star) 2012
      91% 90% Suburgatory Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      90% 96% House Ms. Fields (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Theresa Simmons (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 85% ER Vatima Abika (Guest Star) 2006
      40% No Score Yet In Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      58% No Score Yet Street Time Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Maxine Shaw (Character) 1993-1998
      No Score Yet 64% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1990-1992
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990