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Erika's Bio

Erika was born in 1962 to a Spanish mother and a German father, in Mexico City, Mexico. When Erika was 6 months old, her family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she lived until she was 21. Though struggling throughout her childhood with poverty, extreme shyness and trouble with comprehention, due to a difficult home life, Erika held on to her dream of singing.

In 1980, Erika won the Miss Wisconsin Teen Pagent, which awarded her a college grant and a full modeling course at John Roberts Powers. Erika started earning a living modeling at the age of 21. Modeling in Milwaukee and St. Louis, doing print, runway, and some regional commercials. At 25 she moved to California to pursue acting. While working on a music video, as a model, the producer asked her if she could sing. Within a week, Erika had recorded background vocals for demo's, and later recorded some demos of her own, in both English and Spanish, that ended up landing her a record deal with CBS Records, Mexico. The pop album was entitled "Erika Nann - Soy Celosa,'' an all Spanish release. Erika opened to rave reveiws, having her first 3 releases going straight to number one on the charts in Mexico. Erika opened up for the famous latin singer Jose Jose at Madison Square Garden in 1989, also to great reviews. In 1990 Erika was hired to sing "No Where To Run To" on one of Adam Sandlers early films, "Going Overboard." Erika was also singing demos and doing voiceover work at this time. Along with her musical career, Erika landed roles in some national TV commercials, such as Busch Beer, Toyota, Calvin Klien, Mazda, Energizer, Texaco, GNC, Platex Bras, and Macy's, to name a few. She also landed some bit parts in a list of films, some leading roles in low budgets, student films, shorts, stunt work, body doubling, and radio work.

The biggest influences in Erika's life are, first and foremost, Jesus Christ, her father, her mother, and her 6th grade teacher, Sister Rita, who told Erika she could do anything, that she just had to simply believe it, and Dan and Sue Schmitt who have been insturmental in Erika's life and career!

Musical Influences: John Denver, Bonnie Raitt, Annie Lennex, The Beatles, Gorden Lightfoot, Glen Campbell, Katie Lang, Dolly Parton, and of course Cat Stevens!

Erika's favorite poem: "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly" – Langston Hughes

If there's any influence that Erika would like to leave behind, it is to love yourself, see your own beauty, respect eachother and this amazing planet... We are all one!



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Photo Credit: Michelle Mattei


Erika's Resume

2008 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Video Game) - Enemy Soldiers (voice: English version) / MGO Soldiers (voice: English version)

2003 - Shade - Blackjack Player

2002 - Archangel - Dom

2002 - The Contract - Nurse Gale

1999/I - Lost & Found - Singer #2

1999 - Acapulco H.E.A.T.
(TV series) - Diane
– Code Name: Death of a Friendship (1999) … Diane

1996 - Norma Jean & Marilyn
(TV movie) - Jane Russell

1994 - Acapulco H.E.A.T. (TV series) - Celia Alvarez
– Code Name: Frame-Up (1994) … Celia Alvarez

1994 - Laura Sobers
(short) - Julie

1993 - Die Watching - Gabrielle

1992 - Tequila and Bonetti (TV series) - Woman in Hallway
– Wonderdog (1992) … Woman in Hallway

1992 - Final Impact
- Oil Wrestler

1991 - Camp Fear (video) - Extra (uncredited)

1990 - Legion of Iron
- Queen Diana

1988 - Glitch!
- Beauty

1987 - Death Feud - Hooker

1987 - Beach Fever
- Girl Singer #1

 



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Erika's Videos

New - What Don't Kill You Music Video

Erika Nann - "What Don't Kill You" Music Video from Joshua M Logan on Vimeo.


Macy's Commercial

First Music Video entitled "I Love You Baby"

Writen by "Jorge Pintado/Omar Hernández/Erick Bulling" First #1 Hit
From the Album "Soy Celosa" - CBS records Mexico

"Dream On" Music Video

Commercial Medley 1984-1999

 

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