Erika Medina is an actress and model born in Hawaiian Gardens, California. Her whirlwind career has included several film and television productions including Rush Hour 3, the Disney Channel’s top rated show Hannah Montana, VH1’s new reality series America’s Most Smartest Model, CBS’ Two And A Half Men, music videos with Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and the Backstreet Boys, and magazine spreads with FHM, Maxim and many others. In the last year, Erika’s smoldering good looks have promoted such high-profile brands as Monster Energy Drink, Jack Daniels and Malibu Rum.
Even though Erika had since the age of four been telling anyone who would listen that she wanted to be an entertainer, she made no real moves to get herself on radio, television or in magazines until 2006. At age 20, Erika was living in Anaheim, California, and pursuing a career in the mortgage industry. In April 2006, a friend dared Erika to try to make her dreams come true by sending out some photos of herself to magazines. Half-jokingly, Erika took the dare, submitting a handful of snapshots taken in her home to FHM Magazine, a leading men’s magazine. Three months later, Erika made her modeling debut in FHM’s July 2006 issue.
A true overnight success, Erika knew an amazing opportunity had presented itself. She quit her day job and found herself a manager. Since then, acting and modeling have been Erika’s full-time pursuits, and her dedication has been matched only by her rapidly expanding list of accomplishments. With only a year or so of experience under her 26-inch belt, Erika has become one of the most sought-after new actress/models in the industry. She’s consistently praised for her stunning, exotic-yet-commercial appearance, and also for her down-to-earth personality and charming charisma.
When she isn’t performing or posing for the camera, Erika loves spending time with her family in Anaheim and playing Aunt to her sister’s daughters. She also enjoys regular acting classes, going out to movies, and singing and dancing with her friends. For photos and more information visit www.erikamedina.com or www.myspace.com/emedina99.