Erika Christensen

by Lil Vacha on April 12, 2010

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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 –

Erika’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn Eriksen, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Erika’s maternal grandmother, Jane (Knight) Hendricks Matz –

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tttyyy October 27, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Her wikipedia says she is Icelandic, Is she?

follers June 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

ethnic June 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm
follers June 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Thank you.

Jane January 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Robert born structure mean shit at all period. I have high cheek bones am I native nope sorry I am just black. I am Haitian and majority of us are not mixed with European or Asian but with other tribes from Africa. My mixed son has the folded eyes people say that are native eyes nope again.Guess what so many many blacks from Africa have that same goes for high cheek bones in Africa.

Robert November 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

She kind of has what people refer to as “ethnic” features. I would have thought she had native amerindian ancestry from the bone structure etc.

Princess June 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm

She looks nothing like a Native American. She looks 100% White. Are you high? Next you’ll be saying Brad Pitt looks Black…

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