Erika Christensen is an American actress and singer. She has starred in several films including Traffic and The Perfect Score. She has also appeared in the television series Swimfan. Christensen is also a member of the Bangle Sisters. She has also appeared in the film The Case for Christ.
Garner made her acting debut in 1997 in the television series ‘Nothing Sacred’. The role was a critical hit and helped her establish her career. She went on to play a number of one-episode roles in various television shows. In 1999, she appeared in the science-fiction TV film ‘Can of Worms’. The film was a huge success.
Christensen was born in Seattle, Washington. Her parents were Steven and Kathy Christensen. Her mother Kathy was a former actress. Her father Steven was a construction manager. Her parents also raised three brothers, including actor Dane Christensen. At the age of twelve, Christensen decided she wanted to become an actress. She began performing at an early age and was cast in television commercials for McDonald’s.
Christensen has dated many men. She was once involved with actor Erik Von Detten. They dated for a few years, but their distance grew and they lost chemistry. While they were in a relationship, Christensen continued to pursue her acting career. In 2011, she met American Cyclist Cole Maness. The two started dating in 2011, but kept their relationship a secret until 2014.
During 2002, Christensen had a busy year in the movie industry. She starred in crime thrillers ‘Home Room’ and ‘Swimfan’ and appeared in comedies ‘The Banger Sisters’. Although these films received positive reviews, they were released in limited distribution.
Christensen has a long list of upcoming film projects. In addition to “Wicked City,” she will play a serial killer’s intended victim Betty. The series also stars Ed Westwick and will premiere on October 27, 2015. In addition to the ABC drama, Christensen is also set to star in the HBO film “Confirmation”, which focuses on the Senate hearings.
Christensen has also been in the TV series ‘Parenthood’. She played Julia Braverman-Graham in the series for six years, receiving many accolades for her portrayal of the character. In addition, she starred in the crime-drama ‘Wicked City’ in 2015. In that role, she played a single mother who falls in love with a serial killer.
In addition to her television career, Erika Christensen is a church member and has also modeled for McDonald’s commercials in the past. She has also appeared in several music videos. She has made a great deal of money through partnering with companies like Payless ShoeSource and Volvo.