Eriq La Salle

Inside Biography

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 has been active in the acting field since 1985. 

Early Life, Bio, and Education Of Eriq La Salle

He was born on the 23rd of July, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut to Ada Haynes(mother). He is of American nationality while his ethnicity is African-American.

He enrolled in the Julliard School’s Drama Division. Later on, 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.

Eriq La Salle's Career

He then started his career after he was cast in the production of Henry V. after pa s sing out; he found several roles on Broadway, as well as off-Broadway, and his performances, were highly appreciated. He started in the TV drama One Life to Live as Mike Rivers and later obtained the role in the movie Coming to America in 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 to the show on its 15 and final season.

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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.

Eriq La Salle's Net Worth and Salary

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.

Eriq La Salle's Personal Life

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 trouble related to the spilled 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 a s sociated with anybody from the acting fraternity and has also never been a s sumed to be gay or bisexual.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Eriq La Salle is 56 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Height: He has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches(1.88m).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 80kg. 
  • Body Measurements: He has maintained his body physically fit however the actual measurements are unknown. 


by Bchrome, 21 Sep, 2021

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