Birth Name: Erika Jane Christensen
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 19, 1982
Ethnicity: Norwegian (paternal grandmother), Danish (great-grandfather), English, German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish
Erika Christensen is an American actress and singer. She is of one quarter Norwegian and one eighth Danish ancestry, with her other roots being English, German, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish.
Erika is married to cyclist Cole Maness, with whom she has a daughter.
Erika’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Grant Christensen (the son of Frederick Axel Christensen and Mary Jane Grant). Erika’s great-grandfather Frederick was born in Washington, to Danish parents.
Erika’s paternal grandmother is Evelyn Eriksen (the daughter of Olaf Eriksen and Dorothy L.). Olaf and Dorothy were Norwegian. Olaf was the son of Per Eriksen and Augusta Thorstensen.
Erika’s maternal grandfather was John Patrick Hendricks (the son of John Patrick Hendricks and Minnie D. Heath). Minnie was the daughter of Eugene Arthur Heath and Angie Marie Beede.
Erika’s maternal grandmother was Jane Knight (the daughter of Harry Martin Knight and Rhoda Marie Davies). Harry was the son of John Samuel Knight and Mary Ellen Bunts. Erika’s great-grandmother Rhoda Marie was the daughter of Gabriel C. Davies.
Sources: Erika’s paternal grandfather, Frederick Grant Christensen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Erika’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn Eriksen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Erika’s maternal grandmother, Jane (Knight) Hendricks Matz – http://www.legacy.com
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