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Erika Alexander is beloved for the iconic acting roles of Maxine Shaw (Living Single), Detective Latoya (Get Out), Perenna (Black Lightning), and Linda Diggs (Wutang: An American Saga). Erika wears many hats, including actress, trailblazing activist, entrepreneur, creator, producer, and director -- an all-around boss. As Co-Founder of Color Farm ... See full bio »

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Known For

Get Out Detective Latoya
(2017)
Living Single Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw
(1993-1998)
(2020)
Deja Vu Shanti
(2006)

Filmography

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  Abaddon (Short) (post-production)
Dee
  Swimming with Sharks (TV Series) (post-production)
Meredith
- Episode #1.6 ... Meredith
- Episode #1.5 ... Meredith
- Episode #1.4 ... Meredith
- Episode #1.3 ... Meredith
- Episode #1.2 ... Meredith
 2021 American Refugee (TV Movie) (post-production)
Helen Taylor
 2019-2021 Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series)
Linda Diggs
- Brooklyn Zoo (2021) ... Linda Diggs
- Little Ghetto Boys (2021) ... Linda Diggs
- Assassination Day (2019) ... Linda Diggs
- I Declare War (2019) ... Linda Diggs
- Labels (2019) ... Linda Diggs
 2021 Run the World (TV Series)
Barb
- I Love Harlem (2021) ... Barb
- What a Co-inky-dick (2021) ... Barb
- Phenomenal Women (2021) ... Barb
 2020 Love from A Distance (TV Series)
Guest
 2019/II I See You
Lieutenant Moriah Davis
 2019 Bootstrapped (TV Series)
Serena
 2018 Insecure (TV Series)
Yolanda
- High-Like (2018) ... Yolanda
- Backwards-Like (2018) ... Yolanda
- Better-Like (2018) ... Yolanda
 2017-2018 Beyond (TV Series)
Tess Shoemacher
- There's No Home for You Here (2018) ... Tess Shoemacher
- F.G.B. (2018) ... Tess Shoemacher
- I Scream, You Scream (2018) ... Tess Shoemacher
- Six Feet Deep (2018) ... Tess Shoemacher
- No Es Bueno (2018) ... Tess Shoemacher
 2016-2017 Bosch (TV Series)
Connie Irving
- God Sees (2017) ... Connie Irving
- The Sea King (2017) ... Connie Irving
- Queen of Martyrs (2016) ... Connie Irving
- Follow the Money (2016) ... Connie Irving
- Exit Time (2016) ... Connie Irving
 2017/I Get Out
Detective Latoya
 2016 Brave New Jersey
Helen Holbrook
 2016 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
LeeAnne
- In No Uncertain Terms (2016) ... LeeAnne
- By Any Chance (2016) ... LeeAnne
 2016 Recovery Road (TV Series)
- My Loose Thread (2016)
 2016/IV Undone (Short)
Andrea Rose
 2012-2015 Last Man Standing (TV Series)
Carol Larabee
- The Big Sleepover (2015) ... Carol Larabee
- Halloween (2015) ... Carol Larabee
- Vanessa Fixes Up Eve (2015) ... Carol Larabee
- Mike Hires Chuck (2015) ... Carol Larabee
- School Merger (2014) ... Carol Larabee
 2015 Faux Show (TV Movie)
Linda
 2015 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Johanna McKay
- Crazy Love (2015) ... Johanna McKay
 2014 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Navy Commander Louanne Bates
- Carrier (2014) ... Navy Commander Louanne Bates
 2014 Secrets of the Magic City
Ms. Fletcher
 2014 Let's Stay Together (TV Series)
Blanche
- Hairy Situations (2014) ... Blanche
- Million Dollar Stacy (2014) ... Blanche
- Dirty Ink (2014) ... Blanche
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Laverne
 2013 Low Winter Sun (TV Series)
Louise 'LC' Cullen
- Cake on the Way (2013) ... Louise 'LC' Cullen
- No Rounds (2013) ... Louise 'LC' Cullen
- The Goat Rodeo (2013) ... Louise 'LC' Cullen
- Pilot (2013) ... Louise 'LC' Cullen
 2012 Suits (TV Series)
Sarah Leighton
- Discovery (2012) ... Sarah Leighton
 2012 Suburgatory (TV Series)
Gloria
- The Motherload (2012) ... Gloria
 2011 House (TV Series)
Ms. Fields
- Two Stories (2011) ... Ms. Fields
 2010 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Theresa Simmons
- The Born Identity (2010) ... Theresa Simmons
- Death Becomes Her (2010) ... Theresa Simmons
- No Clemency for Old Men (2010) ... Theresa Simmons
- Fish or Cut Betta (2010) ... Theresa Simmons
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Det. Lynne Henderson
- The Big Wheel (2009) ... Det. Lynne Henderson
 2009 La Mission
Lena
 2007 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Tanya Thorpe
- Guerillas in the Mist (2007) ... Tanya Thorpe
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
U.S. Marshal Tricia Yaegger
- In Security (2007) ... U.S. Marshal Tricia Yaegger
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
A.D.A. Kirkson
- The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp (2007) ... A.D.A. Kirkson
 2007 Side Order of Life (TV Series)
Colette
- Pilot (2007) ... Colette
 2006 Sixty Minute Man (TV Movie)
Jane
 2006 Deja Vu
Shanti
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Vatima Abika
- No Place to Hide (2006) ... Vatima Abika
 2006 Heist (TV Series)
Saundra Johnson
- Bury the Lead (2006) ... Saundra Johnson
- How Billy Got His Groove Back (2006) ... Saundra Johnson
- Strife (2006) ... Saundra Johnson
- Sex, Lies and Vinny Momo (2006) ... Saundra Johnson
 2006 In Justice (TV Series)
Alyssa Hill
- The Ten Percenter (2006) ... Alyssa Hill
 2005 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Lynn Miles
- Leaps of Faith (2005) ... Lynn Miles
 2005 Half & Half (TV Series)
Maxine Shaw
- The Big Performance Anxiety Episode (2005) ... Maxine Shaw
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Allison
- Thanksgiving (2004) ... Allison
 2004 Tricks
Laurel
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Kema Mabuda
- Ritual (2004) ... Kema Mabuda
 2002-2003 Street Time (TV Series)
Dee Mulhern
- Going Home (2003) ... Dee Mulhern
- On Goldie Pond (2003) ... Dee Mulhern
- Even (2003) ... Dee Mulhern
- Right to Life (2003) ... Dee Mulhern
- Anger Management (2003) ... Dee Mulhern
 2002 Full Frontal
Lucy
 2002 Love Liza
Brenda
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Fran Winston
- Look Closer (2001) ... Fran Winston
- The Right Thing to Do (2001) ... Fran Winston
- Redheaded Stepchild (2001) ... Fran Winston
- Between the Wanting and the Getting (2001) ... Fran Winston
- Everybody Falls Down (2001) ... Fran Winston
 2001 The Zeta Project (TV Series)
Agent Rush
- Absolute Zero (2001) ... Agent Rush (voice)
- Ro's Reunion (2001) ... Agent Rush (voice)
 2001 30 Years to Life
Joy
 1999 KnitWits Revisited (TV Movie)
Amina
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini Series)
Young Flora
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Young Flora
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Young Flora
 1998 54
Ciel
 1993-1998 Living Single (TV Series)
Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw
- Let's Stay Together (1998) ... Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw
- To Catch a Thief (1998) ... Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw
- In Your Dreams (1997) ... Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw
- Misleading Lady (1997) ... Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1997) ... Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw
 1996 Toni Braxton: You're Makin' Me High (Video short)
Friend
 1994 Override (TV Movie)
 1992-1993 Going to Extremes (TV Series)
Cheryl Carter
- Bridesmaid Revisited (1993) ... Cheryl Carter
- Body Language (1993) ... Cheryl Carter
- Cinema Jantique (1993) ... Cheryl Carter
- My Life as a Goat (1993) ... Cheryl Carter
- A Caribbean Christmas (1992) ... Cheryl Carter
 1990-1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Pam Tucker
- And So, We Commence (1992) ... Pam Tucker
- Rudy's Retreat (1992) ... Pam Tucker
- Clair's Reunion (1992) ... Pam Tucker
- Eat, Drink and Be Wary (1992) ... Pam Tucker
 1992 Fathers & Sons
Venell
 1991 He Said, She Said
Rita, his Daugther
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Doris Carver
- Poison Ivy (1990) ... Doris Carver
 1990 The Last Best Year (TV Movie)
Amy
 1990 The Long Walk Home
Selma Cotter
 1990 Common Ground (TV Mini Series)
Cassandra Twymon
- Part II (1990) ... Cassandra Twymon
- Part I (1990) ... Cassandra Twymon
 1990 The Mahabharata (TV Mini Series)
Madri / Hidimbi
- War (1990) ... Madri / Hidimbi
- Game of Dice (1990) ... Madri / Hidimbi
- Exile in the Forest (1990) ... Madri / Hidimbi
 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Teen Father (1986)
 1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (TV Movie)
Oney Judge
 1986 My Little Girl
Joan
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

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Stage: Appeared in a US tour of "The Mahabaharta". See more »

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Spouse:

Tony Puryear  (divorced)
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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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