Erica Hubbard

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Erica Hubbard
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Hubbard in March 2011.
Born (1979-01-02) January 2, 1979 (age 40)
Alma mater Columbia College Chicago
Years active1988–present

Erica Hubbard (born January 2, 1979) is an American actress and model. [1] Hubbard is best known for her roles as Kiana Anderson in 2006's Akeelah and the Bee , Cassandra "Cassie" Sutton on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights and Kita Whitmore on Let's Stay Together on the BET network. She is also the voice of Abbey for the TV series The Replacements . [2] She created "The Erica Hubbard Foundation" to help youth in at-risk communities. [3]

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Lincoln Heights is an American family drama television series about Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer who moves his family back to his old neighborhood, Lincoln Heights, to start a new life and to help out his old neighborhood. It is a dangerous place to raise a family, and through the many trials the family goes through, they soon learn that settling in is not as easy as it seems. While Officer Sutton struggles to cope with everyday life as a street cop in Los Angeles, his kids try to fit in at their new schools and with their new neighbors.

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Life and career

Born and raised in Chicago, Hubbard knew at the age of nine that she wanted to be an actress, after she performed in her first stage play. [1] Hubbard attended Columbia College in Chicago where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Theater and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in three years. [4] After graduating, she landed her first television show entitled “Up 'N Running,” a teen show that focused on educating kids on a variety of different topics of interest, from education to horseback riding, to playing hockey or learning how to make ice cream. [1] The show aired on WPWR, a UPN affiliate in Chicago. By the time the third season had started airing, she had already won a Regional Emmy award for hosting the show and earned a Service To America Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. [5] She began acting at age nine in commercials for McDonald's, Reebok, Sears, Kellog's, MCI, and others. Her best-known modeling appearances have been in various magazines as the Noxzema "girl" for its 2006 campaign. She has appeared in the films Simon Says , Akeelah and the Bee , The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants , Save the Last Dance , A Cinderella Story , as well as numerous television series including Lincoln Heights , CSI: Miami , and Everybody Hates Chris . She also had a voice role in the video game "The Walking Dead". [1]

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Columbia College Chicago American arts college

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1999 Light It Up Girl One
2001 Save the Last Dance Jasmine
2003Banged UpSable
2004 A Cinderella Story Madison
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Diana
2006 Akeelah and the Bee Kiana Anderson
2006 Simon Says Sommer
2009Someone Heard My CryAshleyShort film
2011Nurse JackéeChloeShort film
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Catrece
2013Forbidden WomanVanessa Young
2014Black CoffeeMita
2015 My Favorite Five Sybil
201572 HoursLanae
2018Professor MackAyesha Johnson
2018Just a FriendWanda
2018Perfectly SingleEdith
2018The Other SideGemma
2018No More Mr Nice GuyKeisha Smalls


1997 ER Girl on El"One More for the Road"
1999 Early Edition Groupie Girl"Number One with a Bullet"
1999–2001Up'N RunningHerself / Host
2000 Undressed Jenny"Code of Sex"
2002 Popstars Herself"Showtime"
2002 Undeclared Gloria"The Day After"
2002 Do Over Student Body President"Joel Strikes Back"
2002 MADtv Double Dutch Rope Jumper #1"Episode #8.9", "Episode #8.5"
2002 The Zeta Project Lead Bully"Lost & Found"
2002 Boston Public Cindy"Chapter 34", "Chapter 43"
2003 Judging Amy Teresa"Picture of Perfect"
2004 Joan of Arcadia Karen Casper"Double Dutch"
2005 CSI: Miami Tina Saunders"Prey"
2005 Everybody Hates Chris Yvette"Everybody Hates the Babysitter"
2006–2007 The Replacements AbbeyVoice
2007–2009 Lincoln Heights Cassandra 'Cassie' SuttonMain role
2010 Cold Case Wanda Johnson"Shattered"
2011The Ideal HusbandMichelleTV film
2011–2014 Let's Stay Together Kita WhitmoreMain role
2013 Awkward Black Girl Lucinda"The Apology", "The Change"
2013The Love LetterJasmineTV film
2015Fear FilesKelisia WatersTV film; segment: "Fire"
2017 Chicago Med Dina Morris"Cold Front"
TBAGiving Her AwayNicki JamisonTV film, pre-production

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