Erica played a singer, Varese Chestnut, on 2 episodes of JAG. She stole Sturgis Turner's heart. She was in Season 9, the Christmas episode and in the 200th episode, "What If".
Erica's star sign is Cancer.
Erica portrays an artist in the show Profiler. She has been friends since childhood with a gifted but tormented female forensic psychologist, played by Ally Walker.
Erica also is active in Soka Gakkia International, a world peace organization.
Erica plays the piano, sings, and writes her own music in her own time.
Erica Gimpel attended the High School of Performing Arts, an institution that accepts less than 100 out of 1,500 applicants each year.
Erica thanks her junior-high-school singing teacher for helping her turn her life around as a teenager to concentrate on theater.
Erica was born and raised in Manhattan.
Erica starred in the 1995 movie Smoke.
Erica enjoys Yaga.
Erica was cast in the role of Coco in Fame while at the School of the Arts.
Erica is 1.74 metres tall.
Erica is a great rollarskater and enjoys it in her spare time.
Erica has toured lots of places with her mother, among them are Australia and Portugal.
Erica loves drama, music, dance, and the sea.
Erica sang the theme for Fame in episode Metamorphosis.
Erica had a breif appearance in the 1991 movie Homicide.
Erica appeared in the 1994 movie The Fence.
Erica appeared in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday.
Erica's mother, singer Shirley Bash, was in the play Porgy and Bess and Erica toured the US and Europe with her.
Erica graduated from New York's High School for the Performing Arts in 1982.
Erica's father is Joseph Gimpl, who is a short story writer.
(On her character in the show Profiler) Erica Gimpel: As a sculptor, my character lives in a very creative environment and also nurtures a very healing environment for her friend aswell. We're actually like sisters.Angel is very protective of her, and the kind of friend you would want. She's also soulful,earthy, playful, and has a wild, passionate side to her.
(On TV series "Fame") Erica Gimpel: I still feel very proud of the show's message.
(On her mother) Erica Gimpel: My mom, who was a singer and an actress, performed as Serena in 'Porgy and Bess' when she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with me. Even then, she said, I would move over to let her [draw a deep breath] and hit the high notes!"