Erika Rose was born and raised in Washington D.C. and Maryland, respectively. She attended The University of Maryland, College Park for Theatre Performance. She won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in IN DARFUR, by Winter Miller. Interestingly, Erika began to explore writing plays after an amazing Weekend Warrior workshop with playwright Winter Miller. She teaches at a preschool in lower Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn with her husband.