26 April 1973
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, North America
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Erica McDermott (born April 26, 1973) is an American actress, perhaps known best for her supporting role as Cindy "Tar" Eklund, the sister of the lead character, in the David O. Russell film The Fighter (2010).
On 26 April 1973, McDermott was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, North America. While in grade school, she acted in school plays. Having trained as a registered nurse, however, she initially focused on her career in the medical profession and raising her family.
In 2008, McDermott decided to launch her acting career, starting with an appearance in The MOMologues for a school fundraiser. She continued to develop her skills by taking acting classes at the Rock Educational Cooperative and Plymouth Rock Studios, as well as appearing in various Boston stage productions.
In 2009, McDermott began her film career with a supporting role in the film short Mama Raised a Hellraiser (2010). She was soon cast, at the age of 36, as Mark Wahlberg's character's sister in the David O. Russell film The Fighter (2010).
|2010||Knight and Day||Bridesmaid|
|2010||Mama Raised a Hellraiser||Saul's Mother|
|2010||The Fighter||Cindy "Tar" Eklund||Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Fight|
|2011||Body of Proof||Officer West||Episode: "Buried Secrets"|
|2011||The Rude, the Mad, and the Funny||Frederica Robashaw|
|2012||Last Hours in Suburbia||Mrs. Daniels|
|2012||Irish Whisper||Renee||Short film|
|2013||American Hustle||Carl Elway's Assistant|
|2015||Black Mass||Mary Bulger|
|2015||Joy||Parking Lot Woman|
|2016||Manchester by the Sea||Sue|
|2016||Patriots Day||Jimmy's Girlfriend|
- Connors, Molly A.K. (2010-01-22). "Scituate mom finds a new role". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 2011-10-21.
- Barbuto, Dana (2015-09-16). "Local actress stunned by Depp's transformation in 'Black Mass'". The Patriot Ledger.
- Jackson-Glidden, Brooke (2015-06-11). "Erica McDermott talks career at 'Story Behind Her Success' event". The Boston Globe.
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