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Erika Alexander, real name Erika Rose Alexander, is an American actress best known for portraying Maxine Shaw in the sitcom “Living Single” and Pam Tucker in “The Cosby Show.” She is also well-known for her roles in the dramas “Street Time” and “Going to Extremes.” The actress is well known for her recurring performances in the television series “Judging Amy,” “Heist,” “Last Man Standing,” “Bosch,” and “Beyond.” Alexander has acted in several films, including “The Mahabharata,” “Fathers & Sons,” “Full Frontal,” “Brave New Jersey,” and “Get Out.” Her portrayal of “Living Single” earned her two NAACP Image Awards in the category of “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series,” among other accolades. The American beauty has been blissfully married since 1997, on a personal note. Few people are aware of the actress’s passionate interest in politics. During the 2008 Democratic Party primary election, Alexander traveled to college campuses to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

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Career of Erika Alexander

In the 1986 movie “My Little Girl,” Erika Alexander made her debut on the big screen. In the same year, she made her television debut by taking part in the television movie “George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation.” She then worked on the film “The Mahabharata.” She started as Pam Tucker on “The Cosby Show” in 1990. In that same year, the actress also made an appearance in a “Law & Order” episode. She soon had a part in the movie “He Said, She Said.”

In 1992, she was added to the cast of “Going to Extremes.” Alexander began playing Maxine “Max” Felice Shaw in the sitcom “Living Single” the following year. She worked on the movie “54” during the same period. The actress appeared on “Judging Amy” often in 2001. She appeared in the drama “Street Time,” as well as “Love Liza” and “Full Frontal” a year later.

She worked on several television productions in 2006 and 2007, including “Sixty Minute Man,” “In Justice,” “Heist,” “ER,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Numb3rs,” and “CSI: Miami.” Alexander then portrayed Theresa Simmons in the 2010 film “In Plain Sight.” She performed the recurring parts of Carol Larabee and Louise “LC” Cullen in the television shows “Last Man Standing” and “Low Winter Sun,” respectively, from 2012 to 2015. She additionally made an appearance in the drama series “Let’s Stay Together” around this time. The American actress later participated in the films “Brave New Jersey” and “Get Out,” as well as the television shows “Bosch,” “Queen Sugar,” and “Beyond.”

Individual Life of Erika Alexander

Sammie and Robert Alexander welcomed Erika Alexander into the world on November 19, 1969, in Winslow, Arizona, United States. She is one of five siblings. Philadelphia High School for Girls was her place of study. Tony Puryear, a screenwriter, and the actress have been wed since 1997.

Erika Alexander’s Net Worth

American actress Erika Alexander has a $3 million dollar net worth. She played Pam Tucker, a distant cousin of the main character Clair Huxtable, in the Cosby Show, for which she is most known. Although he continued to play recurring characters on the show during the 1980s and 1990s, Alexander took on more prominent roles.

Alexander, who was one of six children raised in Philadelphia, is now wed to screenwriter/artist Tony Puryear; the two met in 1997. Maxine Shaw, an attorney, played one of Alexander’s most well-known roles on the Fox television series Living Single, which aired from 1993 to 1998. She also gained notoriety in the 1990s The Long Walk Home, a film about civil rights in which she co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg. Along with different roles in movies and television shows, like Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing in 2014.

Alexander has received numerous NAACP Image Awards for her acting achievements. She is also well known for her political activities because she actively supported Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign in 2008. She went with Chelsea Clinton during this period and advocated for Clinton on college campuses.