Erika Alexander was born in Winslow, Arizona on November 19, 1969.

She enrolled at New York University but dropped out after the second week of her freshman year to tour in the production of “The Mahabaharta.” She would later recreate the part for the film version shot in Paris. After returning to New York she garnered a featured role in Joseph Papp's Public Theater production of Bill Gunn's "The Forbidden City" in 1989.

Erika’s telefilm and feature film credits include “My Little Girl,” “The Long Walk Home,” “Fathers & Sons,” “Mama Flora’s Family,” “Full Frontal,” “Love Liza,” “54” and “Override.”

Erika has guest starred in “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “LAX,” “Half & Half,” “In Justice,” “7th Heaven” and “ER.” She’s had recurring roles in “Judging Amy” and “Heist.” Erika joined the cast of “The Cosby Show” in 1990 and stayed until the show ended in 1992. She also starred in “Going to Extremes” and “Street Time.” In 1993 Erika landed the role of Maxine Shaw in the hit FOX series “Living Single.” She earned an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Actress in a Comedy Series.

Erika has been married to screenwriter Tony Puryear since 1997.

Erika's film credits include the following:

Check out the following sites for additional information about Erika:

Erika Alexander@Internet Movie Database
Erika Alexander@Wikipedia
Erika Alexander@Nick At Nite