Erica Leerhsen Biography
Erica Leerhsen is famous for her roles in several horror flicks, including Wrong Turn: Dead End, The Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake. She is also known for her recurring appearances in the series Alias and The Guardian.
After earning her degree in college, in 1999, Erica Leerhsen was first seen acting professionally in the Junior Creative, a short film which garnered good reviews from the critics. While filming the Junior Creative, she landed the role in the Blair Witch sequel, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. She auditioned for the lead part but the director, Joe Berlinger, gave her the part of Erica. While shooting for a scene in which she was asked by the director to chant a real witch chant, calling for the god of the underworld, Erica suddenly collapsed and was overwhelmed by the song.
After Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Erica Leerhsen appeared in the mafia hit series The Sopranos. She was in the third season and played the part of a lesbian tennis coach who eventually fell in love with the character played by Drea De Matteo. Then she was next seen in the film Hollywood Endings by Woody Allen.
In 2003, Erica Leerhsen was in another horror flick, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. She landed one of the lead roles as one of the teenagers who got unfortunately met gruesome deaths. The movie was a box office hit and earned more than $100 million. That same year, she also appeared in Wrong Turn.
After a very successful movie, Erica Leerhsen returned to television and appeared in the hit series, Alias. Then she was again cast in another movie by Woody Allen, the Anything Else. In this film, she appeared opposite Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci. Then in 2004, she landed a role in the independent movie, The Warrior Class. She was the love interest of Anson Mount in the movie. This was followed again by another Woody Allen film, A Second Hand Memory.
In 2005, Erica Leerhsen appeared in Little Athens and in the television series Ghost Whisperer. In 2006, she was seen in Mozart and the Whale, The Living Hell and in television, in CSI: Miami.