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Erika Anderson (born 1963) is an American actress who has starred in film and on television. Anderson grew up in Tulsa Oklahoma. The daughter of a sculptor, she attended Hale High School and the University of Tulsa with a Telecommunications major and Theater minor. While in school, she worked as a disc jockey at Tulsa's only jazz radio station. Anderson also began working in television, eventually hosting her own arts program.
After college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in radio and television. She eventually signed with a modeling agency and worked steadily in New York, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles. While in Italy, she played the lead in a short experimental film about the Italian vision of America called "Through Your Eyes".
Her first movie was in the 1988 movie Lifted, but her breakthrough role came in 1989 in the horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child as Greta Gibson. She also starred in the 1991 erotic suspense thriller movie Zandalee with Nicolas Cage, Judge Reinhold, and Joe Pantoliano.
Also in 1991 she starred in Shadows of the Past, as Jackie Delaney in a suspense thriller with Nicholas Campbell. In 1995, she starred with Scott Valentine in Object of Obsession as Margaret, a woman taken hostage by her mysterious new lover. Her most recent movie was in 2000 in the film Ascension.
Anderson has made many guest appearances on TV shows, her appearances range from Silk Stalkings, Dream On, Twin Peaks, and Red Shoe Diaries(Liar's Tale). The 5-11 brunette modeled for various top fashion magazines, as well as photographer Helmut Newton and sculptor Robert Graham. Also enjoys jewelry design. In 2010 Anderson appeared in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.
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