Quick Facts of Erika Alexander

  • Full Name Erika Alexander
  • Net Worth$3 Million
  • Date of Birth19 November, 1969
  • Nickname Erika
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • Birthplace Winslow, Arizona, United States
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1986–present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • SpouseTony Puryear
  • Height5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight 55kg
  • Body Measurement34-26-34 Inches
  • EducationPhiladelphia High School, Freedom Theatre
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Horoscope Scorpio

Erika Alexander aka Erika Rose Alexander is an American actress, entrepreneur, writer and activist. She is known for her role as Maxine Shaw on the FOX sitcom Living Single. For her role in the series, she won NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. In additon, Erika’s other TV series credits are The Cosby Show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, etc.

Along with great success in the industry, Erika has amassed a handsome amount of money. Her net worth is $3 Million as of 2019.


Erika Alexander was born on 19th November 1969 in Winslow, Arizona, USA. She is American by nationality and belongs to African American. Erika was born to Robert Alexander (Father) and Sammie Alexander (mother). Alexander’s parents raised her in Flagstaff, Arizona until the age of 11 and later her family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In additon, she is one among six children of her parents.

Erika Alexander
Erika Alexander

Alexander went to Philadelphia High School which is only for Girls. After that, she joined Freedom Theater located in Philadelphia as a student.

Husband & Children

The 49 years old actress Erika Alexander was a married woman. She formerly shared the wedding vows with Tony Puryear, an artist/screenwriter. The couple tied the knot in 1997 in the presence of their family and friends. Alexander and her spouse stayed in a conjugal relationship for over two decades.

Tony Puryearwith his wife
Tony Puryear with his wife

However, the former couple does not share any children from their relationship. The couple lived together for several years but later failed to continue their relationship and separated in 2017. So far, the actual reason for their divorce is unknown.

Erika Alexander with her ex-husband
Erika Alexander with her ex-husband

Since the divorce, Alexander is probably single. There are no rumors or records of their relationships and affairs.

Net Worth

Erika Alexander’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 Million as of 2019. She earned a bulk amount of money from her acting career. Moreover, Erika also earns an average annual salary of around $49924.

In addition, Erika played in the 1998’s film 54 which was made on the budget of $13 million and collected $16.8 million on the box office. In the film she played along with Ryan Phillippe and Salma Hayek whose net worth is $30 Million and $115 million respectively.

Likewise, her 2017 American horror film earned $180.6 million on the box office against the production budget of $75 million. There she shared the screen along with Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton others. From these hit movies, Erika undoubtfully received good paycheques. Having such a fruitful income, the actress is surely living a luxurious life along with her family.

Career- Living Single

Erika Alexander has a successful career. She began her career in 1986 playing the role of Joan in an American film My Little Girl. The same year Alexander also played in the TV series George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation. Later the actress appeared in the 1989 film The Mahabharata

Alexender got her big break in her career when she appeared on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. In the series, she played alongside Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, and others. Alexander further starred in Living Single. In additon, the actress also starred in the American crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit alongside Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, and others.


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