More Erika Christensen Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Six Degrees)Erika Christensen's character in Six Degrees, Mae, is a free spirit, an independent young woman trying to find her way in the big city. She's also hiding from something in her past. Always avoiding danger, Mae creates new identities on the spot, which she sometimes finds necessary for reasons unknown. Her life will take a sudden detour when she meets a young public defender, Carlos, who helps her out of a jam on their first meeting.
In real life Christensen has established herself as one of Hollywood's most talented and sought- after young actresses. On the big screen she will star in Kevin Connolly's directorial debut, The Gardener of Eden, opposite Lukas Haas and Giovanni Ribisi. Other upcoming films include How to Rob a Bank with Nick Stahl, Gavin Rossdale and David Carradine, and A Hole in the Earth, co-starring Annette Bening and William H. Macy.
Christensen was last seen starring in the blockbuster Flightplan, opposite Jodie Foster and Peter Sarsgaard. Other recent features include Mike Binder's critically acclaimed film, The Upside of Anger, opposite Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt; the high school thriller Swimfan, opposite Jesse Bradford; The Perfect Score, with Scarlett Johansson; and The Banger Sisters, alongside Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn.
Christensen stunned audiences in Steven Soderbergh's Oscar and Golden Globe-winning Traffic, as Michael Douglas' drug addicted daughter. She, along with the cast, received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture. Additionally she received the Spirit Award at the 2003 Annual Diversity Awards, an honor bestowed upon an actor who has demonstrated diversity in role choices during his/her career. She also won the Breakthrough Female Performance category at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards.
On television Christensen has appeared on the series That '70s Show, Frasier, The Practice, The Geena Davis Show, The Pretender, Time of Your Life, Touched by an Angel, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Nothing Sacred and Leave it to Beaver.
Bio courtesy ABC for "Six Degrees" (19-Nov-2006)
Biography #3 (for The Perfect Score)Erika Christensen has already established herself as one of Hollywood's most talented and sought-after young actresses. Currently, she is filming. Riding the Bullet, directed by Mick Garris, with co-stars Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette and Barbara Hershey.
She recently finished filming the independent feature The Upside of Anger opposite Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Evan Rachel Wood, Alicia Witt and Keri Russell. Written and directed by Mike Binder, the film follows a mother and her four headstrong daughters, who must suddenly deal with life without a husband and father.
For her stunning performance as Michael Douglas' drug-addicted daughter in Steven Soderbergh's Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning 'Traffic," Christensen shared a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture. That year she also won MTV's Breakthrough Female Performance Award at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards.
Starring in John Polson's high school thriller Swimfan, Christensen's memorable portrayal of a student whose crush turns into a dangerous obsession helped the film debut as No. 1 at the box office in September 2002. Christensen also starred in Bob Dolman's The Banger Sisters opposite Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn and in Paul F. Ryan's Home Room.
On television, Christensen starred in director Suri Krishnamma's musical adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, playing the saucy and selfish Catherine Eanishaw. Set to original songs by rock composer Jim Steinman, Wuthering Heights premiered last fall on MTV, featuring Christensen singing.
Christensen received the Spirit Award at the 2003 Annual Diversity Awards, an honor bestowed upon actors who have demonstrated diversity in role choices during their career.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "The Perfect Score" (05-Feb-2004)