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Overview (3)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameErin Cohen
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Erin Daniels was born on October 9, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Erin Cohen. She is an actress and director, known for House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The L Word (2004) and A Single Man (2009). She has been married to Chris Uettwiller since April 4, 2009. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Chris Uettwiller (4 April 2009 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Her comical facial expressions
Her witty, sarcastic sense of humor

Trivia (22)

She was educated at Vassar College. Upon graduating from there (with a degree in Architecture and Art History), she relocated to New York to begin her entertainment career. She later moved to Los Angeles to further her career.
Has confirmed that she is heterosexual in real life, but continues to be open-minded about love.
Speaks French fluently, and spends a lot of her time outside work in France.
Contrary to erroneous rumors about salary negotiations, Erin's departure from The L Word (2004) was purely a creative decision from the show's creators, in particular Ilene Chaiken and Rose Lam. The creators wanted to tell an impacting story about death from cancer, and believed that Erin's immensely popular character - tennis player Dana Fairbanks - was well-liked enough to send a very strong message about mortality. The decision to kill Dana was met with great opposition from cast members and Erin herself. To this day, this remains the show's most controversial storyline.
Of Jewish descent.
Was an avid Speech and Debate competitor in high school.
Growing up, she wanted to be either a furniture designer or archaeologist.
Has 20/20 vision - she wears neither glasses nor contacts in real life.
Plays the piano.
Has been friends with Clementine Ford for many years.
Watched the first four seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) with best friend and cast mate Leisha Hailey while filming the second season of The L Word (2004). In turn, Leisha made Erin watch Reality Bites (1994) with her.
As of 2006, has two dogs named Henry and Max.
Best friends with The L Word (2004) cast mates Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. Kate and Leisha have both confirmed that they still see Erin regularly back home in Los Angeles.
Her favorite movie of all time is Being There (1979) with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine.
The L Word (2004) co-star Jennifer Beals used to consult Erin for advice on doing some of the show's comedic scenes.
Turned down offer from The L Word (2004) creator Ilene Chaiken to star in a webisode series for her character, Dana Fairbanks, after Dana died from cancer in the show.
Is allergic to cats.
Was a gymnast in her youth.
Does great voice imitations.
Tried out for 'Bette' and 'Alice' before landing the role of 'Dana' on The L Word (2004).
While at Vassar, she took as many theater classes as she could without having to declare a second major.
Has 2 children with her husband Chris Uettwiller - a son Ely Dashiel Uettwiller (b. August 4, 2009) and a daughter (b. August 2012).

Personal Quotes (2)

"No, Not even remotely...Because I don't care. I don't pick roles based on how famous they are going to make me, I pick roles based on how they're going to inspire me intellectually." On being asked whether or not she was worried how playing a lesbian (on Showtime series, "The L Word") would reflect on her ability to get future acting roles.
"Everyone goes through their 20s trying to figure out who they are. Sexuality included. Whether you're gay or straight or wherever you fall on the Kinsey scale." On why "The L Word" is a hit show.

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