Erika Eleniak

Actor, Model
This bubbly blonde performer of TV and film made her feature acting debut as the young girl who gets kissed by Elliot in Steven Spielberg's "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982). The real-life California Girl got her ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1969 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Holiday Spin 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch 1989 - 1999, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fit Club 1989 - 1990, 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full House 1989 - 1999, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Real Gilligan's Island 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lady Jayne: Killer 2003 (Movie)

Emily Shaw (Actor)

Second to Die 2001 (Movie)

Sara Morgan (Actor)

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Vegas City of Dreams 2000 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

The Opponent 1999 (Movie)

Patty (Actor)

Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Captive 1998 (Movie)

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Felons 1998 (Movie)

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Final Voyage 1998 (Movie)

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The Pandora Project 1997 (Movie)

Wendy Lane (Actor)

Bordello of Blood 1996 (Movie)

Katherine Verdoux (Actor)

A Pyromaniac's Love Story 1995 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

Chasers 1994 (Movie)

Toni Johnson (Actor)

Girl in the Cadillac 1994 (Movie)

Amanda Baker (Actor)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

Elly May (Actor)

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

Jordan Tate (Actor)

The Blob 1988 (Movie)

Vicki DeSoto (Actor)

Broken Angel 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

Pretty Girl--Elliot's Girlfriend (Actor)

Absolute Zero (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Rush (TV Show)

Actor

Daughter of the Streets (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Meant To Be (Movie)

Linda Dixon (Actor)

Stealth Fighter (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This bubbly blonde performer of TV and film made her feature acting debut as the young girl who gets kissed by Elliot in Steven Spielberg's "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982). The real-life California Girl got her start as a child model and actor, guesting on shows such as "Silver Spoons", "Charles in Charge" and "Full House". Her stage credits include "Nightmares" at Theater East, and "Sea Mother's Son" at the Gene Dynarski Theater. She also appeared in the TV-movies "Broken Angel" (ABC, 1998) and "Daughter of the Streets" (ABC, 1990). But Eleniak is best recognized for her performance as the Beverly Hills rich kid turned lifeguard, Shauni McLain, on the hit series "Baywatch" (NBC, 1989-90; syndicated, 1991-92). Her character was married off to coworker Eddie Kramer (Billy Warlock) when both actors opted to leave at the end of the season.

Eleniak returned to features after a six-year absence with the remake of "The Blob" (1988). She subsequently appeared in a PLAYBOY pictorial spread, a move that helped her prepare for "Under Siege" (1992), an action film starring Steven Segal with Eleniak playing a PLAYBOY bunny. Her first leading role was in the 1993 remake of that beloved 1960s TV series, "The Beverly Hillbillies", in which she played Ellie May Clampett. More leads followed with "Chasers" (1994), the well-received comedy "A Pyromaniac's Love Story", opposite William Baldwin, and "Girl in the Cadillac" (both 1995). She was featured in the comic horror film, "Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood" (1996).

Relationships

Alexis Eleniak

Sister
born in 1973

Philip Goglia

Husband
married in March 1998

William "Billy" McNamara Actor

Companion
met in 1994 at one time engaged no longer together

Milestones

2000

Played a female pugilist in "The Opponent"

1993

Played first leading role in a film, as Ellie May in "The Beverly Hillbillies"

1992

First film in an adult role, "Under Siege"

1989

First TV series as a regular, "Baywatch"

1988

TV movie debut, "Broken Angel"

1982

Feature acting debut, "E.T., The Extra-Terrestial"

Posed for Playboy

Returned to "Baywatch" (syndicated)

Appeared in local stage productions and commercials as a child

Had recurring role on the CBS police drama "Brooklyn South"

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