Erika Woods was born in Tyler, Texas and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. She began acting in the prestigious "Theatre for Young America" at a young age. After receiving her BFA from Howard University, she moved to NYC where she began working with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and studying at the Atlantic Theatre Company.

After appearing in numerous print ads and national cosmetic campaigns, Erika signed with the Paradigm Talent Agency where she went on to appear in over 30 national network commercials.

Erika’s film credits include the feature film 3 Days of Normal; and on TV, she co-starred on new NBC show Do No Harm.

In addition to acting, Erika served as an Associate Producer on the feature film Santorini Blue starring Ice-T, Coco T and Richard Belzer among others. Erika resides in New York City.