Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 29, 1969
MarkSparkling green eyes
FactEx-fiancé of actor William McNamara, her co-star from Chasers (1994).


Who is Erika Eleniak?

Erika Eleniak is an American-Canadian actress, a former model and Playboy Playmate, best known for her role in the television series “Baywatch,” in which she played Shauni McClain. Eleniak has also appeared in such films as “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Blob,” “Under Siege,” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Erika Eleniak Age, Early Life, and Bio

Erika Maya Eleniak was born on 29 September 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA, to Dale Alan Eleniak and Iris Maya (Neggo) Arnold.

Erika has four sisters and a brother, and is the eldest daughter in the family. Her uncle, Eddie Carroll, aka Edward Eleniak, is an actor and comedian. When she was a young girl, Erika was diagnosed with an eating disorder, which caused her to lose weight, a problem from which she fortunately recovered. She went to Robert Fulton Junior High in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, and completed her education from Van Nuys High School. We don’t have any information on her education after high school, so we can conclude that she didn’t attend college.

Erika Eleniak Career

Erika Eleniak’s career actually began in 1979 when she starred in numerous productions for television, film, commercials, and theater. Her first appearance in a feature film was in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning family/sci-fi “ET the Extra-Terrestrial” in 1982 – credited as “Pretty Girl”, Eleniak appeared in the scene when she was kissed by Elliott (Henry Thomas) in the classroom. The film won four Academy Awards and numerous other prestigious honors, and proved to be a commercial success with nearly $800 million box office receipts worldwide.

Erika Eleniak

Later in the ‘80s, Erika played small parts in TV series such as “Silver Spoons”, “The New Leave It to Beaver”, and “Boys Will Be Boys”, before appearing alongside William Shatner and Susan Blakely in the TV film “Broken Angel” (1988), and that same year played Vicki De Soto in Chuck Russell’s horror “The Blob”, starring Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon and Donovan Leitch Jr.

Playboy and Baywatch

In July 1989, Erika Eleniak appeared in the issue of Playboy covering the nautical theme, which helped her to secure the role of Shauni McClain in the television series “Baywatch”, playing that role for three seasons and 47 episodes between 1989 and 1992, but leaving the series as it moved in another direction.

The series was quite popular in the early ‘90s, not only in the US but also around the globe, and gained Erika immense popularity, which helped her to get some important on-screen parts in the future. In 1992, Eleniak appeared in the Andrew Davis’ Oscar-nominated action film “Under Siege”, starring Steven Seagal, Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones, while a year later she starred in the comedy “The Beverly Hillbillies”. Eleniak was nominated multiple times for Bravo Otto Herman Award for Best Female TV Star between 1990 and 1992.

The ‘90s were fruitful for Eleniak too, as she continued in such films as Dennis Hopper’s “Chasers” (1994), in which she starred alongside Tom Berenger and William McNamara, and again teamed up with McNamara a year later in Lucas Platt’s “Girl in the Cadillac”, while she also starred in Gilbert Adler’s comedy/horror “Bordello of Blood” (1996). In 1998, Eleniak portrayed the role of Officer Christine Bannon in three episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series “Brooklyn South”, and had leading parts in “One Hot Summer Night” and “The Pandora Project,” with Daniel Baldwin and Richard Tyson. Eleniak ended the decade with two films alongside Ice-T: “Stealth Fighter” (1999) and “Final Voyage” (1999).

The 2000s and Latest Work, Where is She Today?

Erika starred in numerous films in the early 2000s, including Eugene Jarecki’s sports drama “The Opponent” (2000) in which she played Patty, a victim of domestic abuse who becomes a boxer. The former Playboy playmate also starred in “Snowbound” (2001), “Second to Die”, “Christmas Rush” and “He Sees You When You’re Sleeping” all in 2002. Erika continued on with main roles in “Betrayal” with Adam Baldwin and “The Librarians” – both in 2003 – alongside William Forsythe, and “Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher” (2004). Eleniak finished the previous decade with “Dracula 3000” (2004), “Caught in the Headlights” (2005), and “Absolute Zero” (2006).

She wasn’t very busy in the late 2000s and the following decade, as she decided to take a break from acting. However, she did appear in popular TV series such as the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “CSI: Miami” (2010), and Golden Globe Award-winning “Desperate Housewives” (2010). As of 2020, Eleniak is working on “Marilyn Monroe Back?” and “To Avenge”, and will star in both films.

Erika Eleniak Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

According to sources, Erika Eleniak’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, as of early 2020.

In addition to her successful career as an actress, Eleniak also works as an acting teacher, while she is also operating as Director to children in recovery for drug abuse and behavioral problems.

Erika Eleniak stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and weighs approximately 114lbs (52kgs). She did have problems with her weight earlier in her life, but right now she is in top condition, and her body type is curvaceous. The color of her hair is blonde, and she has a pair of beautiful green colored eyes.

Erika Eleniak Personal Life

Eleniak was became engaged to Billy Warlock, her “Baywatch” co-star, but the couple broke-up, and she married Philip Goglia on 22 May 1998, however, after just six months, that marriage ended in divorce. Erika then began dating Roch Daigle, and even bought a house in Calgary, Alberta, where Daigle lived. They married in 2001, and Eleniak became pregnant in 2005, but six and a half weeks into her term, her pregnancy became complicated and risky, and ended in miscarriage. Erika and Roch weren’t discouraged, and in January 2006 Eleniak gave birth to their daughter Indyanna.

General Info

Full NameErika Eleniak
Date Of BirthSeptember 29, 1969
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationVan Nuys High School

Family

ChildrenIndyanna Daigle
PartnerRoch Diagle, Roch Diagle

Accomplishments

MoviesUnder Siege, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Chasers, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bordello of Blood, Final Voyage, A Pyromaniac's Love Story, The Blob, Girl in the Cadillac, Dracula 3000, Second to Die, The Pandora Project, The Opponent, Stealth Fighter, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, Fatal Lessons: The...
TV ShowsThe New Leave It to Beaver

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Platinum blonde hair
2Curvaceous, buxom figure
3Breathless voice
4Sparkling green eyes

Quotes

#Quote
1I liked acting early on, and I really liked roles that were meaningful to me, and 'Baywatch' was.
2I love my life. I'm really grateful. My biggest dream come true is my daughter. I've wanted her since I was a little girl.
3I didn't have a pool growing up, and we went to the beach to lay out and get sun.
4An actor is like a piece of clay: you just keep moulding me. Even people who work with you every day want to put you in a little box.

Facts

#Fact
1Bears a resemblance to actress Romy Schneider.
2Has four sisters and one brother.
3Is of Ukrainian, Estonian and German descent.
4Niece of Eddie Carroll.
5Her only child, a daughter named Indyanna, was born in January 2006.
6Has appeared on The Real Gilligan's Island (2004) with Angie Everhart, her co-star from Bordello of Blood (1996).
7In 1993, she was engaged to Billy Warlock, her former co-star on Baywatch (1989).
8Ex-fiancé of actor William McNamara, her co-star from Chasers (1994).
9Playboy Playmate of the Month July 1989.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilyn Monroe Back?2017pre-productionMarilyn Monroe
Seven Bucks Digital Studios2017TV Series
Changing Hands Feature2012
Meant to Be2012Linda Dickson
Holiday Spin2012TV MovieRoxy
Changing Hands2010Woman in the Park
Desperate Housewives2010TV SeriesBarbara Fine
CSI: Miami2010TV SeriesClaire Peterson
Imps*2009Brooke (segment "Jeans")
Absolute Zero2006TV MovieBryn
Fatal Reunion2005VideoJessica Hartley Landers
Caught in the Headlights2005Kate Parker
Dracula 30002004Aurora Ash
Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher2004TV MovieVictoria Paige
Brilliant2004Ricky Smith
The Librarians2003Sandi
Betrayal2003Emily Shaw
Shakedown2002VideoJulie Hayes
He Sees You When You're Sleeping2002TV MovieAnnie Campbell
Christmas Rush2002TV MovieCatherine 'Cat' Morgan
Second to Die2002Sara Morgan Bratchett Scucello
Snowbound2001Barbara Tate
Vegas, City of Dreams2001Katherine Garrett
The Opponent2000Patty
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York1999TV Mini-SeriesJillian Parnell
Final Voyage1999Gloria
Stealth Fighter1999Erin Mitchell (as Erika Eleniak-Goglia)
Love Stinks1999Gina, Jasmine' friend (voice, uncredited)
Fantasy Island1999TV SeriesSybil Hammond
Charades1998Monica
The Pandora Project1998Wendy Lane
One Hot Summer Night1998TV MovieKelly Moore Brooks
Brooklyn South1998TV SeriesOfficer Christine Bannon
Captive1998Samantha Hoffman
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave1997TV MovieDet. Eileen Burke
Bordello of Blood1996Katherine Verdoux
Panic in the Park1995Video GameJanie Jamie
Girl in the Cadillac1995Amanda 'Mandy' Baker
A Pyromaniac's Love Story1995Stephanie Potts
Chasers1994Toni Johnson
The Beverly Hillbillies1993Elly May Clampett
Under Siege1992Jordan Tate
Baywatch1989-1992TV SeriesShauni McClain
Full House1990TV SeriesCarrie Fowler
Daughter of the Streets1990TV MovieJennifer
Panic at Malibu Pier1989TV MovieShauni McClain
Charles in Charge1989TV SeriesStephanie Curtis
The Blob1988Vicki De Soto
Broken Angel1988TV MovieJaime Coburn
The New Leave It to Beaver1987TV SeriesLynn
Silver Spoons1987TV SeriesSamantha
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982Pretty Girl
Star Wars Underoos1980ShortC-3PO girl

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tainted Blood: The Making of Bordello of Blood2015Video documentary extra special thanks
She's So Lovely1997special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2006-2017TV SeriesHerself
The High Road with Drake and Serena Travis2016TV SeriesHerself
Tainted Blood: The Making of Bordello of Blood2015Video documentaryHerself / Katherine Verdoux
The Saturday Night Story2015TV Movie documentaryHerself / Shauni McClain
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHerself
G-d in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
The Dr. Susan Block Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Actors Entertainment2013TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday E.T.2012TV Movie documentaryHerself / Pretty Girl
Germany's Next Topmodel2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Fit Club2006TV SeriesHerself
The Real Gilligan's Island2005TV SeriesGinger - Green Team
Artists of Hell's Kitchen2000Video documentaryHerself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHerself
Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection Featuring Miss July 1998, 1995, 1992, 19891998Video documentaryHerself (Miss July 1989)
Playboy: Celebrities1998Video documentaryHerself
Playboy Video Playmate Calendar 19911990Video documentaryHerself - Miss May
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2001-2006TV Series documentaryHerself / Shauni McClain
Class of...2005TV SeriesHerself
Playboy: The Ultimate Pamela Anderson2002Video documentaryHerself
Playboy: Babes of Baywatch1998Video documentaryHerself
She's So Lovely1997Playmate (uncredited)
Baywatch1992-1996TV SeriesShauni McClain

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1991Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)
1990Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

3rd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1992Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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