Erica Ash

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Erica Ash
Erica Ash.jpg
Born Florida, United States
Occupation Actress, comedian, model, singer
Website
www.ericaash.com

Erica Ash is an American actress, comedian, singer and model. She was a cast member on the sketch comedy programs MadTV and The Big Gay Sketch Show. Ash also has a recurring role as Bridget on the fictional reality series, Real Husbands of Hollywood.

In 2013, she had a supporting role in the comedy horror spoof Scary Movie 5.

Early years[edit]

Ash was born in Florida, but later traveled around the world due to her parents' military status. She is one of four children her brother being Donald Ash a Youtuber who makes videos about his life in Japan and hosts TheJapanGuy.com.[1] When she got older, Ash planned on becoming a doctor and she prepared to attend medical school.[1] However, after a trip to Japan, where she became a backup singer and a runway model, Ash decided to pursue a career in entertainment.[1]

Career[edit]

The Big Gay Sketch Show[edit]

In February 2006, Ash landed multiple job opportunities in Broadway shows like The Lion King and a two week job in Germany. After returning from the job in Germany, Ash successfully auditioned for the cable television comedy show The Big Gay Sketch Show.[2] Ash was a cast member for only two seasons.[3] While she was a cast member, Ash had to split her time between the first season of the sketch show and the Lion King. Some of her characters included LaTanya, an uncouth, loudmouth fitness instructor who teaches classes with a "Chicago-style" twist (i.e. Chicago style yoga, Chicago style pilates).[3]

MadTV[edit]

Ash joined the cast of MadTV in 2008 as a feature performer, for the fourteenth season.[4] She became the fifth African American female cast member in the show's history (Debra Wilson, Daniele Gaither, Nicole Randall Johnson and Daheli Hall were the first four respectively). Out of the five female African American cast members, Ash and Hall are the only two who were never promoted to a repertory player. Hall was let go after her first season (season 13) and Ash was a featured member of the cast during what would be MADtv's final season (14th season).[5]

On her short time on the show, Ash was known for her character, Cerise Muhammad, the airheaded daughter of a deceased civil rights leader, and her celebrity impressions of Lisa Leslie, Mo'Nique, Raven-Symone, Michelle Obama, Naomi Campbell, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Characters[edit]

Character Sketch Season of first appearance Catch phrase
Cerise Muhammad Daughter of Legions 14 "...and everything, so."

Impressions[edit]

Celebrity Sketch Season of first appearance
Naomi Campbell Various 14
Whoopi Goldberg Various 14
Mo'Nique Various 14
Lisa Leslie Various 14
Raven-Symoné Pearman Family Feud 14
Michelle Obama Various 14

Filmography[edit]

The following is a brief list of Erica Ash's television and voice acting career projects as compiled by the Internet Movie Database.[6]

Television appearances[edit]

Year 2012 Title Role' Total Episodes Other notes
2006 - 2008 The Big Gay Sketch Show Various Characters Sketch Comedy
2008 - 2009 MadTV Various Characters 12 Sketch Comedy
2009 Cold Case Regina Reynolds 1 Drama
2013- present Real Husbands of Hollywood Bridget Recurring Role

Voice acting and video game appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2001 Minna no ie Naomi Drama
2001 Shenmue II Additional Voices Video game
2001 DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix Singer Video game
2003 Bloody Roar 4 Nagi Kirishima Video game

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