Erika-Shaye would really like to meet Dakota Fanning and AnnaSophia Robb.
Last year (2006), Erika-Shaye wanted a real pony for Christmas, but would settle for a Gameboy to play while waiting for auditions and such.
Erika-Shaye liked doing her first commerical because the clowns in the commercial amused her.
Erika-Shaye's parents came up with her name by taking the name of her mom's brother, Shayne, who died in a train accident, and putting it together with the name Erika, that they just liked. Except they shortened "Shayne" to "Shaye" and hyphenated it with Erika. Her parents always wanted her to remember her Uncle Shayne.
Last year for Halloween, her and her brother dressed up as Raggedy Ann and Andy.
Erika-Shaye has been in 11 commercials so far.
Erika-Shaye has done commercials for Saturn Cars, Mattel, Hasbro, Fisher Price, and Vancouver International Film Festival.
Erika-Shaye's dad was in her first commercial with her.
Erika-Shaye's favorite Christmas present that she has recieved is a stuffed zebra that she got when she was two. It still sits at the bottom of her bed.
Erika-Shaye's favorite actor is Robin Williams and her favorite actresses are Dakota Fanning and AnnaSophia Robb.
Erika-Shaye's favorite movies include 101 Dalmations, Finding Nemo, Dreamer, Hook, and Peter Pan.
Erika-Shaye hates finger nial clippers, so on the set of Whisperer, her coach got her to frown by thinking of them.
Erika-Shaye began doing competitions for Highland Dancing since the age of four. She has won over 215 trophies and medals so far.
Erika-Shaye loves animals and her favorite TV show is Animal Juncion.
Her favorite colors are light blue and chestnut brown.
Erika-Shaye is 3'11" tall.
Her favorite food is cheese or pepperoni pizza.
Erika-Shaye's parents are Jack and Shannon Gair.
Erika-Shaye began doing commercials at the age of four.
She enjoys swimming, skiing, skating, ice hockey, horseback riding and cycling.
She has a brother named Luke Gair, he is also an actor.
(on how she got into acting)
Erika-Shaye: I got into acting by accident. A friend of my mom's said that my brother, Luke, and I should be in commercials. She knew a student in her school who had an agent and so she contacted the agent and gave her our name. My mother also had a student in her school who did commercials so we contacted their agent. I started with commercials and this led to auditions and roles in movies.
Erika-Shaye: (Thanking her acting coach on the set of Whisper)
I would like to thank you for coaching me on the Whisper set. I would like to do it again someday with you because you were a lot of fun. I liked sitting in the shade under the trees with you working on my lines. And remember how you got me to frown by thinking about the horrible fingernail clippers that I liked to hide from my mommy. Love and lots of hugs and squishes.