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Erica Leerhsen is a Actor American born on 14 february 1976 at New York City (USA)

Erica Leerhsen

Erica Leerhsen
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Birth name Erica Lei Leerhsen
Nationality USA
Birth 14 february 1976 (47 years) at New York City (USA)

Erica Lei Leerhsen (born February 14, 1976) is an American actress. She first gained recognition for her part in the horror sequel Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000), which became a moderate commercial success. Her work led her to appear in acclaimed series such as The Sopranos and The Guardian, a show in which Leerhsen played a recurring character during the first season. She then landed a supporting role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), another box office success. For her roles in horror films such as Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007), Lonely Joe (2009), The Butterfly Room (2012) and Mischief Night (2013), Leerhsen has been reckoned as a scream queen in the horror genre. She most recently had a part in the Woody Allen comedy Magic in the Moonlight (2014).


Leerhsen was born in New York City, and raised in Ossining, Westchester County, New York, along with her two younger sisters, Debbie and Nora, by their father Charles Leerhsen, a longtime editor of celebrity publication Us Weekly. She attended St. Augustine's School and Ossining High School and graduated from Boston University College of Fine Arts in 1998. She earned BFA in acting the same year.

In February 2007, she married professional cyclist Antony Galvan, but the couple divorced in 2008. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with husband Davis Wilson, whom she married on June 29, 2012. Besides acting, Leerhsen enjoys yoga, running, and playing basketball.

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Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(3 films)
Letty Aronson
Letty Aronson
(3 films)
Joe Berlinger
Joe Berlinger
(1 films)
Jack Rollins
Jack Rollins
(3 films)
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Filmography of Erica Leerhsen (15 films)

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Magic in the Moonlight, 1h37
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, La provence
Actors Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins
Roles Caroline
Rating64% 3.2499453.2499453.2499453.2499453.249945
In 1928, a globally famous illusionist, Wei Ling Soo, performs in front of a crowd in Berlin with his world-class magic act. As he walks off stage the film audience sees that he is actually a British man named Stanley (Colin Firth). He berates his employees and is generally curmudgeonly towards his well-wishers. In his dressing-room, he is greeted by old friend and fellow illusionist Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney). Howard enlists Stanley to go with him to the Côte d'Azur where a rich American family, the Catledges, has apparently been taken in by a clairvoyant and mystic, Sophie (Emma Stone). In fact, the son of the family, Brice (Hamish Linklater), is smitten with Sophie, and his sister Caroline (Erica Leerhsen) and brother-in-law George (Jeremy Shamos) are concerned Brice is considering proposing marriage. Howard says that he has been unable to uncover the secrets behind her tricks and he admits that the more he watched her the more he believed she really has supernatural powers. So he would like Stanley, who has debunked charlatan mystics in the past, to help him prove she is a fraud.
Mischief Night, 1h27
Directed by Richard Schenkman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Ally Walker, Noell Coet, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Charlie O'Connell, Erica Leerhsen, Richard Riehle
Roles Kim
Rating46% 2.3145852.3145852.3145852.3145852.314585
Emily Walton is a young woman who suffers from psychosomatic blindness caused by a car accident that killed her mother. Emily is trying to adjust to her blindness and at the same time is being smothered by her father. On Mischief Night, when her father goes out on a date leaving her alone, she is terrorized by a hooded figure. Emily must fight for her life in order to survive and protect herself and everyone she holds dear from the intruder.
The Butterfly Room
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Barbara Steele, Ellery Sprayberry, Heather Langenkamp, Ray Wise, Erica Leerhsen, Camille Keaton
Roles Claudia
Rating54% 2.714482.714482.714482.714482.71448
Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections. Ann uncovers the truth; Alice takes advantage of lonely older women by using her childish and sweet demeanor in exchange for money. Enraged by Alice's facade and the other women partaking in a relationship with the young girl, Ann murders her mother as well as another woman who often gifted Alice nice things.
Lonely Joe
Lonely Joe (2009)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Erica Leerhsen, David Fine
Roles Michele Connelly
Rating32% 1.6299951.6299951.6299951.6299951.629995
Lonely Joe revolves around Michele Connelly (Erica Leerhsen), a New York City reporter who returns to her hometown 10 years after the mysterious murder of her younger brother to investigate and find out what actually happened several years ago. However, soon after Michele discovers a trail of bodies dating back more than fifty years, she finds herself feeling as if she is part of the story she is investigating.
The Warrior Class
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Anson Mount, Erica Leerhsen, Robert Vaughn, Jamey Sheridan, Jake Weber, Mark Blum
Roles Annie Sullivan
Rating50% 2.533432.533432.533432.533432.53343
Rookie lawyer Alec Brno (Mount) has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss (Weber). When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful, but drug-addicted wife (Leerhsen), who is also his key witness, Alec soon realizes that all the legal savvy in the world can not protect him from the dangerous reality of mob violence. In a system where criminals often walk free, sometimes courtroom warriors must take the battle for justice into their own hands.
Living Hell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Johnathon Schaech, Erica Leerhsen, James McDaniel, Jason Wiles, Judy Herrera
Roles Carrie Freeborn
Rating46% 2.313622.313622.313622.313622.31362
In 1969, ten-year-old Frank Sears is confronted by his hysterical mother Eleanore, who carves the message "S3 V12" into the palms of his hands with a pencil and warns him to never forget her warning before murdering her husband and committing suicide.
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, 1h33
Directed by Joe Lynch, Joe Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Erica Leerhsen, Texas Battle, Crystal Lowe, Aleksa Palladino, Daniella Alonso, Steve Braun
Roles Nina Papas
Rating55% 2.7586052.7586052.7586052.7586052.758605
Reality show contestant Kimberly is driving through the West Virginia back country searching for the location of her next project. While driving, she accidentally hits a teenager. She stops to check on him, but the teenager is revealed to be Brother, a cannibal, who bites her lips off. She attempts to escape, but runs into Three Finger, who splits her in half vertically with an axe. He and Brother drag her halves away.
Mozart and the Whale, 1h32
Directed by Petter Næss
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelley, Allen Evangelista, Erica Leerhsen
Roles Bronwin
Rating66% 3.34663.34663.34663.34663.3466
The film tells the story of two people with Asperger syndrome (a form of autism). Donald runs a small self-help group for people on the autism spectrum who are more affected by their autism than he is. Isabelle is referred to the group by her therapist. Mozart and the Whale is a fictional account, using characters loosely based on the real-life relationship of Jerry Newport and Mary Meinel (now Mary Newport).
Little Athens, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors John Patrick Amedori, Erica Leerhsen, DJ Qualls, Rachel Miner, Michelle Horn, Michael Peña
Roles Heather
Rating54% 2.7007052.7007052.7007052.7007052.700705
Little Athens follows a whirlwind day in the hapless lives of small town youth caught in a dead-end post-high school void. The journeys of four groups of late teens/early twenty-somethings unfold through four different storylines, their separate trails converging at an explosive house party.
Anything Else, 1h48
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Erica Leerhsen
Roles Connie
Rating62% 3.148753.148753.148753.148753.14875
Jerry Falk (Biggs), an aspiring writer living in New York City, has a girlfriend Brooke (Strickland). He falls in love with Amanda (Ricci) and begins an affair. After listening to outlandish excuses about his behavior, Brooke dumps him. Jerry turns to an aging, struggling artist (Allen) who acts as his oracle, which includes trying to help sort out Jerry’s romantic life.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1h38
Directed by Marcus Nispel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour
Roles Pepper
Rating62% 3.100273.100273.100273.100273.10027
On August 18, 1973, five young adults, Erin (Jessica Biel), her boyfriend Kemper (Eric Balfour) and their friends Morgan (Jonathan Tucker), Andy (Mike Vogel), and Pepper (Erica Leerhsen), are on their way to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert after returning from Mexico to buy marijuana. While driving through Texas, they pick up a distraught hitchhiker (Lauren German) they see walking in the middle of the road. They try to talk to the hitchhiker, who speaks incoherently about "a bad man." She then pulls out a .357 Magnum and shoots herself in the mouth.
Hollywood Ending, 1h52
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Téa Leoni, Debra Messing, Gregg Edelman, Mark Rydell
Roles Actress
Rating65% 3.250213.250213.250213.250213.25021
Val Waxman (Allen) is a one-time prestigious film director lately reduced to overseeing cheesy television commercials in order to pay his bills and support his current live-in girlfriend (Debra Messing). When he is thrown off his latest effort (a deodorant commercial being filmed in the frozen north), he desperately seeks a real movie project.
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, 1h28
Directed by Joe Berlinger
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Kimberly Ann Director, Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Tristine Skyler, Stephen Barker Turner, Joe Berlinger
Roles Erica Geerson
Rating40% 2.002512.002512.002512.002512.00251
In November 1999, a group of young tourists—Stephen and his pregnant wife, Tristen, who are researching the Blair Witch for a book they are writing; Erica, a Wiccan; and Kim, a goth psychic—arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland, after seeing The Blair Witch Project. Jeff, a local man, is their tour guide and a paranormal investigator who says his equipment will capture any supernatural events that happen while they visit the Blair Witch site.
Junior Creative
Actors Erica Leerhsen

Junior Creative is about the corporate malevolence that can underlie the veneer of a self-consciously hip Advertising Agency. Three "junior creatives", co-workers and friends, all working on the same account for the same client but working separately.
Slaughter (1972)
, 1h31
Directed by Jack Starrett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Stella Stevens, Erica Leerhsen, Rip Torn, Cameron Mitchell, Don Gordon, Marlene Clark
Rating58% 2.949942.949942.949942.949942.94994
The plot centers around ex-Vietnam veteran and ex-Green Beret Captain, Slaughter (Jim Brown). The film begins with a couple being killed by a car bomb. It then is revealed that the man was the father of Slaughter, who subsequently is obsessed with avenging the murder. He learns that it was arranged by a Cleveland mafia gang, and starts to track down the mobster who was personally responsible, killing a mafia member in the process. The murderer, however, manages to escape.