Erika Alexander

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Erika Alexander is an American actress best known for her role in ‘Living Single.’

Nov 19, 1969

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Personal Details

  • Birthday: November 19, 1969
  • Nationality: American
  • Famous: Black Actresses, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
  • City/State: Arizona
  • Spouses: Tony Puryear (m. 1997)
  • Known as: Erika Rose Alexander
  • Universities:
    • Philadelphia High School for Girls

Erika Alexander born at

Winslow, Arizona

Birth Place

Erika Alexander was born on November 19, 1969 in Winslow, Arizona, USA to Sammie and Robert Alexander. She has five siblings. She studied at Philadelphia High School for Girls. The actress has been married to screenwriter Tony Puryear since 1997.

Personal Life

Erika Alexander first appeared on the big screen in the 1986 film ‘My Little Girl’. She also made her debut on TV that year by appearing in the TV film ‘George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation’. After this she did the movie ‘The Mahabharata’. In 1990, she began playing the role of Pam Tucker on ‘The Cosby Show’. The actress also appeared in an episode of ‘Law & Order’ that year. Soon after this, she had a role in the flick ‘He Said, She Said’.


She joined the cast of ‘Going to Extremes’ in 1992. The following year, Alexander started portraying the character of Maxine "Max" Felice Shaw in the sitcom ‘Living Single’. During this time, she also did the flick ‘54’. In 2001, the actress had a recurring role in ‘Judging Amy’. A year later, she got featured in the drama ‘Street Time’ as well as in the films ‘Love Liza’ and ‘Full Frontal’.


During 2006 and 2007, she did a number of television projects, such as ‘Sixty Minute Man’, ‘In Justice’, ‘Heist’, ‘ER’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘Numb3rs’ and ‘CSI: Miami’. Alexander then played Theresa Simmons in ‘In Plain Sight’ in 2010. From 2012 to 2015, she played the recurring roles of Carol Larabee and Louise "LC" Cullen in ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘Low Winter Sun’ respectively. During this time, she also appeared in the drama series ‘Let's Stay Together’. In the ensuing years, the American actress appeared in the TV programs ‘Bosch’, ‘Queen Sugar,’ and ‘Beyond’ as well as the movies ‘Brave New Jersey’ and ‘Get Out’.