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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 July 1977Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameErin Lynn Cummings
Nickname Cookie
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Erin Cummings is a graduate of the University of North Texas, with a degree in Journalism. Cummings began her professional acting career, when she was spotted by an L.A. talent scout, while performing in community theater near Dallas. Cummings later went on to study Shakespeare at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, preparing her for her future roles as "Lady Macbeth" and "Queen Gertrude" in the Santa Susana Repertory Theater Company's productions of "Macbeth" and "Hamlet", respectively.

Most recently seen as "Sura", the Thracian wife of "Spartacus" in the Starz original action-adventure drama series, Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010). She also had a recurring role on Matthew Weiner's Emmy Award-winning AMC series, Mad Men (2007). She was seen, alongside Martin Lawrence, in Universal Studios' Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008). On TV, Cummings was a series regular on the second season of Dante's Cove (2005), on the Here! Network. Her other television work includes a guest lead turn on Cold Case (2003), a recurring role on Dollhouse (2009), and appearances on Nip/Tuck (2003), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), Threshold (2005) and Charmed (1998).

Erin is the founder of "Mittens For Detroit", a community initiative whose sole purpose is to collect and distribute new gloves and mittens to children and adults in the city of Detroit.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Erin Cummings' representative

Spouse (1)

Tom Degnan (2 July 2016 - present)

Trivia (5)

Former Kilgore College Rangerette
Grew up in Huntsville, Texas after living in Korea, Nebraska and various areas of Louisiana due to her father being in the military.
Graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas - the same school that writer/director Richard Linklater attended and upon which he later based his film, Dazed and Confused (1993).
Studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Became a member of Actor's Equity Association when she was offered the role of "Lady Macbeth" in the Thousand Oaks Civic Art Center's production of "Macbeth.".

Personal Quotes (11)

At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren't where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
A lot of the characters I end up playing have a certain degree of glamor or sexiness, but I like it when you can have some other element that makes it much more interesting.
When I thought about Detroit, I would think big city, very urban - not a lot of places to walk around, not a lot of parks. I sort of pictured Manhattan almost, where, besides Central Park, it's all city and big buildings. But now that I'm here, you see people pushing strollers, people hanging out in the park.
I think it's true for men and for women, if you are even remotely attractive, people will assume you're just another pretty face and you don't have the work ethic or the talent to put in the time to flesh out a career.
My cell phone bill and my cable gets cut off all the time. Not because I don't have the money, but because I just forget to pay my bills.
All four of my grandparents were educators, my mom was a school nurse, and I went through the public school system.
My goal was never to be famous, but to be a consistently working actor.
I can read in any book and newspaper about the city of Detroit, but I want to hear what the people in Detroit have to say about Detroit. My best education is actually talking to people.
I do hear about these actors who go on vacations to Bali for three months, and their agents are banging their heads against a wall trying to find their clients - but that's not me. I'm working hard every day. Enjoy your vacation.
I am a Cajun Baby in a Texas girl, an all-American woman and a global goddess.
Almost all of my jobs have been on locations. And I think you can be that person who says, 'I have a job that forces me to travel and I'm just going to go ahead and do it and pray for my next flight home.' Or 'this is where I am, this is my life, let me see a part of this world I now live in.'

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