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Old 07/14/2008, 7:41 PM
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Full Name: Erica Ash [news]
Date of Birth: <unknown>
Place of Birth: <unknown>
Height / Weight: 5'9" / 130lbs.
Seasons on MADtv: 14+ (2008 - present)

Recurring Characters:Celebrity Impressions:
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Michelle Obama
  • Monique Imes
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Raven-Symone Pearman
  • Whoopi Goldberg
Biography:
For Erica Ash, an actress wasn't the path she was originally taking. After being born in Florida, and traveling around the world due to her parent’s military status, Erica decided that she was going to go to med school, and try to become a doctor. That all changed when she moved to Japan, still looking for her place.

In Japan she found a job as a backup singer that she claimed she "fell into". This began her spark in acting. For the next 3 years she developed her craft by learning singing, and dancing. To help pay her bills, she also strutted the runways of Japan as a model.

With singing and dancing on her resume, Erica wanted to make herself a triple threat, and give acting a try, and per her traveling lifestyle decided to pick up her stuff, and move to New York. In New York, Erica was able to find steady work in the tough world of Broadway Theatre. Her first role was as a schoolgirl in the play Top Secret Personal Beeswax. After this, the roles started to roll in, as she got small roles in shows like East Side Story: Kosher Brew, and The A-Train Plays, and even lead roles in plays like Lady Of Copper, and Barnstormer.

In February of 2006, Erica was blitz with multiple job opportunities in Broadway shows like the Colour Purple, the traveling Disney show The Lion King, and a job in Germany. Erica is a very religious person, so after consulting God, Erica took the role as the understudy in The Lion King, and the Germany job due to the fact that it was only 2 weeks long.

After returning from the job in Germany, Erica was walking the streets of New York when she ran into this audition for an unnamed comedy show. Even though Erica had a steady job with the Lion King, she still auditioned for the role. A week later, she was called back for a second test auditioned and was given a spot on the show. This show was The Big Gay Sketch Show. For the next few months, Erica split her time between the first season of the sketch show and the Lion King. For Erica, life couldn't get any better. That's when she got the call.

A member of the casting team for MADtv was a big fan of Erica and after cast member Nicole Randall Johnson was let go, they needed to find a new black female cast member. The person suggested her, and she was asked to audition, but with The Big Gay Sketch Show getting picked up for a second season, and the job in The Lion King, Erica didn't want to rock the career boat, and respectfully declined. A year later, MADtv came calling to Erica again. Erica took this as a sign, and moved to Los Angeles to become the newest feature player on MADtv.

With the success she found in Japan, on Broadway, and now in sketch comedy, Erica has had little struggle in the entertainment world. With MADtv now added to her already packed resume, Erica star is certainly rising, and it will only go higher with her MADtv status.

Where are they now?
As of May 2009, Erica is a featured player in her first season on "MADtv."

Television - Starring Roles:Television - Guest Roles:Film - Starring Roles:
  • <none at this time>
Film - Supporting Roles:Other Credits:
  • Advertisments: PSA Donor, New Jersey Tours, Metro Jewish Health, Sylvania Light Bulbs, Papa John's, GM Motors, Canon, Panasonic, Tropicana, Pepsi, Nabisco
  • Theatre: The Lion King, Barnstormer, No Boundaries, Night On Broadway III, My Soul Is a Witness (Nat'l Tour), Slay Belles, Young Zombies in Love, The A-Train Plays, Lady Of Copper, East Side Story: Kosher Brew, Her Reflection, Top Secret Personal Beeswax
  • Video Games: Shenmue II, Ollie King, Bloody Roar 4
Fun Facts:
  • Erica has visited every contenent except Australia and Antartica, but she claims that visiting both are on her list.
  • Erica can speak Japanese.
Famous Catch-Phrases:
  • <none at this time>
Memorable Quotes:
  • <none at this time>
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Old 07/14/2008, 9:24 PM
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Hi! Here is Erica's biography from the website for The Big Gay Sketch Show:

http://www.logoonline.com/shows/dyn/...onalityId=8627

"Erica Ash was raised internationally as a child of military parents and calls Atlanta, Georgia her home. She started her career in Tokyo, Japan when she "fell into" a gig as a back up singer to a Japanese artist. Erica spent three years there modeling, singing and dancing before moving to New York to get her feet wet as an actor. She loves to travel and has lived in Germany, England, Japan and all over North America. Erica recently starred as Nala in the touring company for Disney's "The Lion King". Always in love with performance and laughter, her love of stage comedy brought her to "The Big Gay Sketch Show".

This is relatively the same biography that is on Erica Ash.com, her official website.

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Old 07/21/2008, 7:40 PM
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From the clips I've seen of her from the Big Gay Sketch Show, I can say 3 things about her.

1) Her Naomi Campbell impression is hilarious.

2) Her character work shows some range, although they are all quite repetitive characters (Latanya, the abusive fitness instructor, Grandma Bell, the black lesbian civil rights activist and Rapper Lil Dyke). Despite the fact that its crude and would never ever make it onto MADtv, the Grandma Bell character is quite good. Cant say the same for the other two though.

3) She's loud. Quite loud.

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Old 07/28/2008, 11:14 PM
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From the clips I've seen of her from the Big Gay Sketch Show, I can say 3 things about her.

1) Her Naomi Campbell impression is hilarious.

2) Her character work shows some range, although they are all quite repetitive characters (Latanya, the abusive fitness instructor, Grandma Bell, the black lesbian civil rights activist and Rapper Lil Dyke). Despite the fact that its crude and would never ever make it onto MADtv, the Grandma Bell character is quite good. Cant say the same for the other two though.

3) She's loud. Quite loud.
OMG! I was watching Gandma Bell and she is hilarious, but my jaw just about dropped to the floor when I heard some of the things that came out of her mouth!

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Old 08/11/2008, 7:39 AM
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While we're waiting for sketch and show news about the season 14 to start trickling in, I thought I'd give those of you who are yet to venture into the big wide world of youtube a taste of what you can expect from Ms. Erica Ash:

Domestic Violence PSA with Naomi Campbell
MTV's Lil Dyke
Chicago Style Pilates with Latanya
Erica as a sketch foil (Svetlana sketch)
Evening with Grandma Bell
I couldn't find a clip of her Tyra impression, which is by FAR the best I've ever seen.

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Old 08/12/2008, 6:54 PM
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While we're waiting for sketch and show news about the season 14 to start trickling in, I thought I'd give those of you who are yet to venture into the big wide world of youtube a taste of what you can expect from Ms. Erica Ash
Thanks, Dartanian ! But, I actually posted the Lil' Dyke, Naomi Campbell, and the pilates video here a long time ago...

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Yes, you did... but did you format them? I think not!

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Yes, you did... but did you format them? I think not!
GRR...I didn't know how........it's okay, I understand...I'll let this one slide.... LOL!

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Erica is looking to be a fine new cast member.

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Those videos were some fun stuff. I laughed pretty good at all of them

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Lets hope that she's this funny on MADtv. I really thought Anjelah Johnson was funny when she did stand-up, but she got BORING and UNFUNNY on MADtv.
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Default Erica Ash Video

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I notice that there are impressions of The Oprah Show, The Ellen Show, and even the Rachael Ray Show (Well, the $40 a day part, anyway). Hope Erica brings with her The Tyra Banks show impression!

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Lets hope that she's this funny on MADtv. I really thought Anjelah Johnson was funny when she did stand-up, but she got BORING and UNFUNNY on MADtv.
really? I thought she was really funny in the one role they gave her where she could be funny.

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Thanks so much for this video! It was f**cking HILARIOUS! I love Erica. She's so cool!

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really? I thought she was really funny in the one role they gave her where she could be funny.
Bon Qui Qui? That was hilarious. I meant like in the Women's Murder Club parody. I guess that isn't really Anjelah's fault. The writers had a chance to make her funny, and it wasn't, at all.

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I was watching The Black Tirade music video and I could swear I saw Erica in the crowd of Black people. Here are some pictures of the woman I am talking about.



Does anyone else think this is her? Better, can anyone prove it?

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That doesn't look like Erica at all. Unless they buried her in 60 pounds of makeup or something.

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Here is a video Erica did for something called Rolling Out Television. In in Erica, talks about how she was going to be a doctor, how she got on the Big Gay Sketch Show, and how she got to be on MADtv.

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Thanks to tvman, Erica now has a bio. Check it, check it, yo.

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