ERIN CUMMINGS as "Lexa"

Erin began her professional acting career when she was spotted by an LA talent scout while doing community theater in the Dallas area. Immediately after graduating from college, she moved to Los Angeles and began studying her craft.

She received her BA in Journalism with a specialization in Advertising and Marketing from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, she was captain of the university dance team, president of the Advertising Association, member of the Dean's List and the recipient of several writing scholarships for her essays on food and cultural arts. It was during her internship at the multi-billion dollar advertising agency, DDB Needham that she realized her true passion was the pitch - performing for the executives. Out of mere curiosity and extra time, she began doing community theater and national commercials out of Dallas.

Even before UNT, Erin was performing. She attended Kilgore College and was a member of the prestigious Kilgore College Rangerettes, the world's first collegiate precision dance team. It was with the Rangerettes that she was able to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as North American ambassadors in the Chin-Gay Chinese new year celebration in Singapore, The Cotton Bowl, and various other special events around the country. During her summers, she traveled the country teaching dance camps to high school performers.

Erin can soon be seen alongside Martin Lawrence (Big Mamma’s House, Bad Boys) in the Universal Studios film, The Better Man, in theaters 2008. Erin is a series regular on Dante's Cove, a supernatural soap opera shot in Oahu, Hawaii and currently the number one show on the Here! network. Erin starred alongside Tracy Scoggins (Dynasty, Babylon 5, Lois & Clark), Thea Gill (Queer As Folk) and William Gregory Lee (Dark Angel). Her other television work includes Star Trek: Enterprise, Passions, CBS's Threshold, and Charmed, in which she guest starred as Rose McGowan's (Grindhouse, The Black Dahlia) demonic alter-ego! Her various film projects have allowed her to work with many professionals in the industry. Other films include Rolling with Sanoe Lake (Blue Crush) and A New Tomorrow with Victor Williams (King of Queens) and Orlando Jones. For anyone following the festival circuit, look for Erin in Tomorrow’s Yesterday, featuring Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez. Tomorrow’s Yesterday, which Erin is a producer on, has been invited to more than 20 festivals to date.

After spending a summer studying Shakespeare at the world-renowned London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Erin was cast in her first Equity play in Los Angeles. She played Elsie "Bird" Kipling in the critically acclaimed North American premiere of David Haig's London hit, My Boy Jack. This show received critic's pick by the LA Times
and LA Weekly. Her stage work includes Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Queen Gertrude in Hamlet with the Santa Susana Repertory Company. She concurrently played Helen in the world’s first stage adaptation of the 1968 George C. Romero horror classic, Night of the Living Dead at the Stella Adler Theater. She was able to utilize her dance skills in Paul Ben-Victor’s original play, The Good Steno, at the Hayworth Theater in which she played a 1940s model from Brooklyn and a trashy, obnoxious gold-digger from Alabama. Her starring roll as Phoebe Craddock in Bernard Slade's Romantic Comedy won her unanimous praise from critics.

Erin trained with UCLA's Ed Monaghan in Jeet Kune Do and weaponry, including short stick, long bow, sword, knife, hand-to-hand combat and guns. She also trains regularly with her champion kickboxing instructor in the boxing ring. Erin has a love of languages and is currently studying French and Spanish to compliment her travels. She also has dedicated a great portion of her time with charities this year, volunteering at the LA Mission and spearheading the Here! Network team for AIDS Walk.

 

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