Erica was born and raised in South Florida, the first in her family to be born in the United States. She is of Austrian, Nigerian, Portuguese, Indian, French and English descent. She graduated from the University of Miami, receiving a BFA in Musical Theater, then moved to Hong Kong for her first job before settling in New York, which she has called home for over a decade.
An accomplished singer, Erica has performed on stages all across North America: from the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra to a basement in Chinatown. She made her Broadway debut in the 2010 Tony Award‐winning hit Memphis and has followed that with several Broadway performances including in the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award‐winning The Book of Mormon. She was also seen in the original Broadway cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
She has started to move her love of acting to the screen--starring in the short films “Maya” and “The Book of Living and Dying”--and continues to search for complex and innovative characters on television. Mostly, she just loves creating art and strives to push for new ideas of diversity across all platforms.