Erika Christensen

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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), Irish, English, German, Scottish, Welsh

Erika Christensen is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in the films Traffic, Swimfan, The Banger Sisters, The Upside of Anger, Flightplan, The Perfect Score, How to Rob a Bank, The Tortured, and The Case for Christ, and on the shows Parenthood and Wicked City.

Her brother is actor Dane Christensen. Erika is married to cyclist Cole Maness, with whom she has two children.

She is of one quarter Norwegian and one eighth Danish ancestry, with her other roots being English, German, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish.

Erika’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Grant Christensen/Christiansen (the son of Frederick Axel Christensen/Christiansen and Mary Jane Grant). Erika’s grandfather Frederick was born in Washington. Erika’s great-grandfather Frederick was born in Washington, to Danish parents. Mary Jane was the daughter of Thomas James Grant, who was of Irish descent, with roots in County Kilkenny and County Clare; and of Louise Sophia Gutschow, who was of German ancestry.

Erika’s paternal grandmother is Evelyn Eriksen/Ericson (the daughter of Olaf Frederik Leander Eriksen/Ericson and Dorothy/Dorothea Hedvig Lyngvar). Evelyn was born in Washington, to Norwegian parents. Olaf was the son of Per Eriksen and Augusta Ottilie Thorstensen.

Erika’s maternal grandfather was John Patrick Hendricks (the son of John Patrick Michael Hendricks and Minnie D. Heath). Erika’s grandfather John was born in Alaska. Erika’s great-grandfather John was born in Illinois, the son of John Michael Hendricks, who was from Ohio, and of Catherine Dunne/Cusack, who was Irish. Minnie was born in Oregon, 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). Jane was born in Ohio. Harry was the son of John Samuel Knight and Mary Ellen Bunts. Rhoda was the daughter of Gabriel C. Davies and Rhoda Marie Morgan.

Sources: Erika’s paternal grandfather, Frederick Grant Christensen/Christiansen, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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

Erika’s maternal grandfather, John Patrick Hendricks, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Erika’s maternal grandfather, John Patrick Hendricks –

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

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10 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Mary Jane Grant was the daughter of Thomas James Grant and Louise Sophia Gutschow. Thomas was of Irish and Louise was of German descent.

    Olaf Eriksen and Dorothy L. -> Olaf Frederik Leander Eriksen and Dorothy/Dorothea Hedvig Lyngvar

    Augusta Thorstensen->Augusta Ottilie Thorstensen

  2. tttyyy says:

    Her wikipedia says she is Icelandic, Is she?

  3. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  4. Jane says:

    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.

  5. Robert says:

    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.

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