Erika Jayne is an Australian actress and stand up comic who has become known for her deadpan style of humor and her dead-serious approach to life. She is best known for her starring role as the title character “Charmed” on the hit TV show “Heroes”. Her other notable acting credits include “Seinfeld”, “That 70s Show” and “The Princess and the Pea”. Jayne began studying acting at age twelve in order to get a role in movies. After that, she appeared in several independent films and small theater projects before landing major roles in Hollywood films including “Dazed And Married” and “Empire of The Sun”. In recent years, Jayne has continued to make popular appearances on television, but her life has also been filled with achievements and accomplishments as an artist, author, singer-songwriter and actresses.
Erika Jayne is the daughter of surfers who were famous for bringing surfers from Hawaii to Los Angeles. After her parents divorced, she spent three years in Hawaii studying surfing. At sixteen, she decided to pursue her acting career, which led her to perform in small theater shows as a teen. Later, she attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C. where she earned a degree in drama. She then moved back to Australia, where she lived with her parents and grew up in the rural region of Corrumbin, in Melbourne.
When Erika Jayne’s parents decided to leave the country, they sent her to live with her aunt and uncle in downtown Los Angeles. While there, she met her future husband, Thomas Zucherberg, whom she described as “a hippie, artistic, really smart guy.” In her words, he was “a really sweet, down-to-earth guy.”
Once in America, Erika Jayne performed with her cousin, Peter Yuskis, in a play called “Chicks Dig It!” Following this she appeared in several plays in New York City. Eventually, this actress would become one of the very first African American faces to grace the screen, appearing in “Chicks Dig It!” alongside Cybill Shepherd. In the film, American singer-actor Mel Gibson cast her in the lead role.
During the late nineteen seventies, Erika Jayne began appearing on television, beginning with a stint on “The Dating Game” with quarterback John Elway. She then went to “ERIC CLIMbey” and “Welcome Back Kotter” before being cast in the first season of “The Carol Burnett Show.” During this time period, several other African American faces also became popular on television. These women included Oprah Winfrey, who had guest-starring roles in some episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show,” and Blanca Rose, who appeared in several” BET Awards” before going onto “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” All three women gained a lot of popularity through their appearance on the popular show.
The most recent addition to the cast of “The Carol Burnett Show” is Erika Jayne. After being in the spotlight for several seasons, this actress is finally set to be recognized as a star in her own right. “The New York Fashion Week” will no doubt bring this actress to recognition.