Erika Christensen, one of the most talented and sought-after actresses of her generation, will star in the upcoming season of ABC’s anticipated drama, "Wicked City." Christensen portrays Betty, a nurse, single mother and intended victim of a serial killer who instead falls for her and enters into a dangerous romantic relationship. The series, also starring Ed Westwick, is set to premiere October 27 of 2015. Christensen will also be seen in the upcoming HBO Film, "Confirmation," detailing the Senate hearings preceding the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which were shaped by the testimony and allegations of sexual harassment submitted by law professor Anita Hill. Christensen plays Shirley Wiegand, fellow law professor and close friend of Hill.
For six seasons on NBC's critical favorite Parenthood, Christensen portrayed Julia Braverman-Graham, opposite screen husband Joel, played by Sam Jaeger. The love story of “Joel and Julia” developed a fervently dedicated fan following who admired and aspired to their loving (and tumultuous) relationship. Christensen previously starred alongside Hope Davis, Campbell Scott, Jay Hernandez, and Bridget Moynahan in J.J. Abrams' television series "Six Degrees."
Audiences were stunned by Christensen’s performance in Steven Soderbergh's film "Traffic," as Michael Douglas' drug-addicted daughter. The film went on to win a SAG Award for Best Cast, a Golden Globe award and was nominated for several Academy Awards. Christensen also won an MTV Movie Award for her role. She went on to star in critically acclaimed film roles, such as Robert Schwentke's blockbuster hit "Flight Plan," opposite Jodie Foster, Brian Robbins’, "The Perfect Score," opposite Scarlett Johansson, and Bob Dolman's "The Banger Sisters," opposite Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn. Her career is filled with further memorable roles, as in Mike Binder's critically acclaimed "The Upside of Anger," opposite Kevin Costner and Joan Allen and cult favorite thriller "Swimfan," opposite Jesse Bradford.
In 2014 Christensen won a Gracie Award for her performance on Parenthood, an award which honors actors portrayals of characters which support women in entertainment. She previously received the Spirit Award at the 2003 Annual Diversity Awards, an honor bestowed upon an actor who has demonstrated diversity in role choices during their career.
Christensen resides in Los Angeles.