Eriq La Salle Biography
- Age: 55 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
- Name: Eriq La Salle
- Birth Name: Eriq La Salle
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Hartford, Connecticut
- Ethnicity: Mix
- Profession: Actor
- Net Worth: $ 40 million
- Salary: N/A
- Famous for: Writer, Producer and Director
- Affair with: Angela Johnson
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Angela Johnson
- Divorce: Yes
- Education: New York University
- Movies: Relative Stranger
- TV Show: ER 16
Eriq La Salle is an actor, writer, producer and director of American nationality known best for his portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC drama named ER. He was born on the 23rd of July, 1962 and has been active in the acting field since 1985. His expertise and success in the field has led him to be liked and respected and his bio and other details to be searched by fans all around the world.
Eriq was born in Hartford, Connecticut and was enrolled in the Julliard School’s Drama Division. He then attended the New York University’s Tisch School of Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree there from the Graduate Acting Program which led him to develop his acting skills. He then started his career after he was cast in the production of Henry V. after passing out; he found several roles in Broadway as well as off-Broadway and his performances were highly appreciated. He started in TV drama One Life to Live as Mike Rivers and later obtained the role in the movie Coming to America on 1988. Later, he was cast in the role of Dr. Peter Benton in the 1994 medical drama ER. The show, which ran until the eighth season, starred him. He also returned in the show on its 15 and final season.
Apart from ER, he has also played the role of a Jamaican gangster in the independent film Johnny Was. The film which premiered at the American Black Film Festival in Miami made him even more popular. He then also got a role in the movie Relative Stranger. He has also played the role of the united Nations Secretary General on the television show 24 as well as guest starred in Covert Affairs and How to Make it in America. He has also produced and directed Crazy as Hell, The Twilight Zone, Law and Order as well as A Gifted Man.
As far as the personal life and dating history of this versatile personality is to be taken into consideration, it has been known that it is not as popular as his professional life is. He has been known to have had a romantic relationship with Angela Johnson. The couple had been in an affair for some years and was engaged in 1998. They split up later and were involved in a trouble related to the spilt of the house that they purchased collectively. Apart from this, he has never been known to have dated anybody. He seems to be single now and has never been married. Eriq is absent of spouse and girlfriend and has no children yet. He has never been associated with anybody from the acting fraternity and has also never been assumed to be a gay or a bisexual.
La Selle has managed to bag up a net worth of 40 million dollars owing to his acting skills and reportedly earns a huge salary too. He has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches.
- Last modified : 04 March, 2016
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