Tazel made her professional acting debut at the New York Shakespeare Festival’s A Winter’s Tale (2000); further roles include at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Cymbeline, and an off-Broadway appearance in Playwrights Horizons' Juvenilia. Tazel was nominated for the L.A. Drama Critics Circle award for Lead Performance, for her work in I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given To Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda (role of Juliette, 2007), and received the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Lead Female (2007) for that same role.
On screen, Erica Tazel has made limited appearances, including a minor role in the David Duchovny drama House of D (2004, table below), starring Anton Yelchin, Robin Williams, Téa Leoni, and Erykah Badu.
Tazel's television debut was as a dance teacher an episode of Sex and the City (2001); prior to her current supporting role in Justified she was a guest lead on Without A Trace, had recurring roles on Jericho and Third Watch, and guest roles on programs including The Office, ER, Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU, Life, Heartland, Bones and Firefly.
|2004||House of D||Reader|
|2001||Sex and the City||Grace||Episode: "Baby, Talk Is Cheap"|
|Third Watch||Shaquana Golden||2 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Lynn Hauser||Episode: "Risk"|
|Law & Order||Receptionist||Episode: "Suicide Box"|
|2006||Bones||Karen Merton||Episode: "The Soldier on the Grave"|
|2007||Jericho||Jessica Williams||2 episodes|
|Without a Trace||Tess Pratt||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|Heartland||Temple||Episode: "A Beautiful Day"|
|ER||Mrs. Birk||Episode: "Blackout"|
|2008||Life||Mum at Park||Episode: "Find Your Happy Place"|
|2009||The Office||Julia||Episode: "Lecture Circuit: Part 1"|
|2010–present||Justified||Rachel Brooks||Main cast, Supporting|
- Erica Tazel Biography from TVGuide.com, retrieved 11 June 2014
- IMDB Resume, accessed 3 December 2012
- http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/justified/cast.php, entry "Erica Tazel", accessed 3 December 2012
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372334/, accessed 3 December 2012