Erika Alexander Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Nov, 2017
Facts of Erika Alexander
Date of Birth: 1969 , November-19
Age: 49 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Erika Alexander
Birth Name Erika Alexander
Father Robert Alexander
Mother Sammie Alexander
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Winslow, Arizona
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actress
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $ 2 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Married Yes
Married to Tony Puryear (m. 1997)
Children N/A
Divorce N/A
Education n: Philadelphia High School for Girls
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Movies The Magic City
TV Show LAX Half & Half 7th Heaven
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Erika Alexander, an American actress, is known for her role as Pam Tucker on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She has appeared in numerous movies and TV series. She is also an award-winning actress who has won various awards for enacting on her movies and TV series.

Early Life

Erika Alexander was born on November 19, 1969, and her current age is 47. Erika was born in Winslow, Arizona, the United States as Erika Rose Alexander.

Erika was raised in Arizona along with her parents. Erika was born as the daughter of father Robert Alexander and Sammie Alexander. According to Erika's nationality, she is American. And Erika belongs to African American. Erika's star sign is Scorpio. 

Erika Alexander attended Philadelphia High School which was for girls and she graduated from the same institution. Later Erika joined Freedom Theater located in Philadelphia as a student.


Erika Alexandra made her career debut from 1986 movie American drama film My Little Girl, where she played the role of Joan. In 1989, Erika made her acting presence in movie The Mahabharata as Madri, Hidimbaa. Selma Cotter Erika made her presence in an America movie The Long Walk Home.

In 1992, she was featured in American crime drama film Fathers & Sons as Venell. Erika played the role of Joy in an American comedy movie 30 Years to Life. Erika's other notable movie presence includes Love Liza, Full Frontal, La Mission and The Magic City.

Erika has also been popular for her television career where she had been featured in several TV shows in the lead roles. Erika's one of the famous role in the television was in an American television sitcom The Cosby Show as Pam Tucker, where was featured in 21 episodes of the show.

Later in 1993, Erika was featured in an American television sitcom Living Single where she played the character of Maxine Felice "Max" Shaw.

Erika's other major notable appearance in the television screen are Judging Amy, Street Time, Heist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Low Winter Sun, Let's Stay Together and Grey's Anatomy. Erika has also been featured in several short and television movies. 

Personal Life

Erika Alexander's current relational status is married to Tony Puryear. Erika's sexual orientation is straight and she has been silent in the matters about her previous affairs and dating.

Erika Alexander married artist screenwriter Tony Puryear after few year of dating on 27 September 1997 in a private event. And they has been together for about 20 years, they seems quite happy with their life and they have no any intension of getting divorce. Talking about her children there had been no any updates.

Erika is active in politics, where she actively participated in campaigned for Hillary Clinton and toured college campuses during 2008 Democratic primary. Erika currently lives in Arizona along with her husband. Erika keeps hobbies of travelling and listening to music.

Net Worth

Erika Alexander being a popular celebrity, she keeps a net worth of around two million dollars. And she is tall lady with well maintained body figure. Erika has been active in Twitter and Instagram to interact with her fans.