Erika Alexander was born on November 19, 1969 in Winslow, Arizona to parents Rev. Robert Alexander and school teacher and children's book author, Sammie Alexander.
Erika Alexander was first known as Pam Tucker on the critically-acclaimed NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show”.
She after that starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic “The Long Walk Home”. Perhaps her most memorable part was as acid-tongued attorney Maxine 'Max' Shaw on the FOX sitcom “Living Single”, a role she played for five years.
In 1992, she appeared in the short-lived sitcom “Going to Extremes”, which centered on a group of medical students in Jamaica.
In 2002, she played probation officer Dee Mulhern in the Showtime series “Street Time”, which had only two seasons.
In international cinema, Eri
ka Alexander had the role of Hidimbi in Peter Brook's adaptation of “The Mahabharata” and also she played a young Flora in the TV miniseries “Mama Flora's Family”.
Her voice is featured on “The Bible Experience”. She actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton and toured college campuses with Chelsea Clinton, during the 2008 Democratic primary.
She shares her birthday with “Living Single” co-star TC Carson and also appeared in Toni Braxton's music video for “You're Makin' Me High”.
In 2009, she appeared in “Criminal Minds” in the Season 4 episode, “the Big Wheel” as Detective Lynne Henderson who requests the BAU's help on an investigation of a series of killings occurring in Buffalo, New York.
Erika Alexander is married to artist and screenwriter Tony Puryear.
Why is Erika Alexander famous?
Erika Alexander is an American actress and she is famous for her roles as Pam Tucker on the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show”, and as Maxine Shaw on the FOX sitcom “Living Single”.
Why do we like Erika Alexander?
Erika Alexander has won many awards for her work on “Living Single” like two NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series”.
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