Erica Rhodes is best known for her work on IronSink Media’s Upstairs Girls and the hit spin-off of that series, Sandy’s Channel. She has worked in the entertainment industry since the age of ten, starting her career by voicing the conscience of legendary humorist and writer, Garrison Keillor on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. She has worked on that show ever since, performing on stage with Meryl Streep for A Prairie Home Companion Celebrates the 4th of July PBS special and co-starring with Martin Sheen when the famous radio show played L.A.’s Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl shows. Her work can also be heard on the Grammy-nominated album, Garrison Keillor’s Comedy Theatre. In 2012, she became also became a writer for the show when it toured Houston, NYC and San Francisco. Erica credits Mr. Keillor for her understanding of comedic timing, comedy writing and ability to perform for huge audiences.
Erica has had starring roles in the cult horror films Plague Town and Killer Eye as well as indies like Big Sky and Javatown. She has guest starred on Spike TV’s 1000 Ways to Die and AMC’s Film Fakers. She also starred in and co-created the award winning web series, Apt. 45.
Erica was recently named ‘Most Beautiful Woman of 2011’ by Mascara.org and was nominated for an LA Comedy Award for “Most Hilarious Leading Actress in a Web Series.” She credits her mother, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Garrison Keillor, Charlie Chaplin, John Cleese and Peter Sellers as her biggest comedic influences. Raised just outside of Boston, her mother is a professional violinist and her father a former clarinetist. Erica studied to be a ballerina and is a classically trained cellist.
Stardumb with Bil Dwyer
Saturday, February 9th, 8pm, Eureka Theatre