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Overview (3)

Born in Glendale, California, USA
Birth NameErika Maya Eleniak
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Erika Maya Eleniak was born on September 29, 1969 in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California. She is the eldest daughter in a family of four girls and one boy. Erika began her acting career at the age of 10, starring in numerous productions for television, film, commercials and theater. Her first film role was in the science fiction blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), by Steven Spielberg. Her film credit given was "Pretty Girl". Erika was spotted by a talent scout working for Steven Spielberg in a performer's audition showcase. Erika's mother was very determined for Erika to have a normal childhood and finish school, so Erika worked a couple of jobs a year throughout childhood and adolescence, until after graduating high school.

It was directly after this, that Erika joined the original cast of the television series Baywatch (1989) and stayed there for the first two years. Erika decided to leave the series after it changed direction. She wanted to venture out into other avenues and so began a successful film career. Erika starred in such films as Under Siege (1992), The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), Chasers (1994), A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995), Bordello of Blood (1996), among many others. Erika did a film called Snowbound (2001) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she met and fell in love with Roch Daigle, a film technician. While Erika lived in Calgary, she did many independent films and cable movies, including some for Lifetime.

Erika has dual citizenship with the United States and Canada. After six years, she and Roch split up and Erika moved back home to the United States with Indyanna. Erika has come home to be with her family and surround her young daughter, Indyanna, with loved ones. Erika resides in the Greater Los Angeles area and is working very hard on her career. She is more focused and ready to work than ever before. Erika's latest work includes a guest-starring role on CSI: Miami (2002), which aired in October 2010 and a guest-starring role, rumored to be reoccurring, on Desperate Housewives (2004), which aired in November 2010.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Erika Eleniak

Erika has been teaching acting since 2012 with the Antonio Sabato Jr. Acting Academy, where she serves as Director and to children in recovery for substance abuse and behavioral issues as a form of therapy. In 2016, Erika is very passionate in her many roles as Mom, Actor, Teacher, Coach, Writer and is a SEE (Spiritual Enrichment Education) student.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Erika Eleniak

Spouse (1)

Philip Goglia (22 May 1998 - 1999) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Sparkling green eyes
Breathless voice
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Platinum blonde hair

Trivia (10)

Playboy Playmate of the Month July 1989.
Ex-fiancé of actor William McNamara, her co-star from Chasers (1994).
In 1993, she was engaged to Billy Warlock, her former co-star on Baywatch (1989).
Has appeared on The Real Gilligan's Island (2004) with Angie Everhart, her co-star from Bordello of Blood (1996).
Niece of Eddie Carroll.
Is of Ukrainian, Estonian and German descent.
Has four sisters and one brother.
Bears a resemblance to actress Romy Schneider.
In a relationship with Roch Daigle since 2001. They have a daughter together, Indyanna Daigle (b. January 2006).
Eleniak became pregnant in 2005, but six and a half weeks into her term, the pregnancy was discovered to be ectopic, which required emergency surgery days later. It ended in miscarriage.

Personal Quotes (4)

An actor is like a piece of clay: you just keep moulding me. Even people who work with you every day want to put you in a little box.
I didn't have a pool growing up, and we went to the beach to lay out and get sun.
I love my life. I'm really grateful. My biggest dream come true is my daughter. I've wanted her since I was a little girl.
I liked acting early on, and I really liked roles that were meaningful to me, and 'Baywatch' was.

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