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Erika Schiff "Akire" is widely recognized from American Idol, a singer, songwriter and actress, known for her eclectic musical style and often cast in off-beat, sexually charged roles. A middle child, born and raised in Philadelphia, she started dancing at age 2, performed in Madison Square Garden and Merv Griffin's Resorts by age 6, and had been ... See full bio »

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A Perfect Ending
A Perfect Ending Music Department
Another Gay Movie
Another Gay Movie Music Department
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life
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The Unit
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 2013 Skid Row (singer - as Erika Schiff)
 2012 A Perfect Ending (composer: additional music - as Erika Schiff) / (singer - as Erika Schiff)
 2012 Party Like a Pornstar (Short) (composer: theme music - as Erika Schiff) / (singer - as Erika Schiff) / (songwriter - as Erika Schiff)
 2011 American Idol (TV Series) (singer - 2 episodes)
- Hollywood Round, Part 2 (2011) ... (singer - uncredited)
- Hollywood Round: Part 1 (2011) ... (singer - uncredited)
 2008 Piece of Meat (Short) (vocals - as Erika Schiff)
 2006 Another Gay Movie (singer - as Erika Schiff)
 2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (TV Movie) (musician - as Erika Schiff) / (singer - as Erika Schiff)
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 2013 Skid Row (performer: "Psycho Killer")
 2012 A Perfect Ending (performer: "For a Good Time" - uncredited) / (writer: "For a Good Time" - uncredited)
 2012 Party Like a Pornstar (Short) (performer: "Animal") / (writer: "Animal")
 2006 Another Gay Movie (performer: "Do It Again" - as Erika)
 2006 The Unit (TV Series) (performer: "The Freedom to Be" - as Erika)
 2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (TV Movie) (performer: "Beautiful Life")
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 2015/I Toy Soldier (Short)
Partygoer (voice)
 2012 A Perfect Ending
Ella (as Erika Schiff)
 2012 Party Like a Pornstar (Short)
Erika Akire (as Erika Schiff)
 2012 Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal (TV Series)
- Sharilyn & Danny, Cev & Shawn (2012) ... Glitter (as Erika Schiff)
 2011 I Married a Mobster (TV Series)
Love Majewski
- Love Hurts (2011) ... Love Majewski (as Erika Schiff)
 2010 How Do You Know
Party Goer #3 (uncredited)
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 2007-2011 American Idol (TV Series)
Herself (2011) / Season 10 Hollywood Round
- Las Vegas Round (2011) ... Herself (2011)
- Hollywood Round, Part 2 (2011) ... Season 10 Hollywood Round (as Erika Schiff)
- Hollywood Round, Part 1 (2011) ... Season 10 Hollywood Round (as Erika Schiff)
- Hollywood Round: Part 1 (2011) ... (as Erika Schiff)
- Auditions No. 7 (2011) ... Herself (2011)

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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It's better to be all over the place then nowhere at all. See more »


In the second grade won a poetry contest for her haiku, beating out all ages in the entire school district. Was secretly entered by her school's principal. See more »


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