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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]

Erica Hubbard
Erica-Hubbard Chicago 2011-03-10 photo-by-Adam-Bielawski.jpg
Hubbard in March 2011.
Born (1979-01-02) January 2, 1979 (age 40)
Alma materColumbia College Chicago
Years active1988–present


Life and careerEdit

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, Kellogg'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]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Light It Up Girl One
2001 Save the Last Dance Jasmine
2003 Banged Up Sable
2004 A Cinderella Story Madison
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Diana
2006 Akeelah and the Bee Kiana Anderson
2006 Simon Says Sommer
2009 Someone Heard My Cry Ashley Short film
2011 Nurse Jackée Chloe Short film
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Catrece

Forbidden Woman

School of Hard Knocks

Vanessa Young


2014 Black Coffee Mita
2015 My Favorite Five Sybil
2015 72 Hours Lanae
2018 Professor Mack Ayesha Johnson
2018 Just a Friend Wanda
2018 Perfectly Single Edith
2018 The Other Side Gemma
2018 No More Mr Nice Guy Keisha Smalls Falling In Love Again


Year Title Role Notes
1997 ER Girl on El "One More for the Road"
1999 Early Edition Groupie Girl "Number One with a Bullet"
1999–2001 Up'N Running Herself / 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 Abbey Voice
2007–2009 Lincoln Heights Cassandra 'Cassie' Sutton Main role
2010 Cold Case Wanda Johnson "Shattered"
2011 The Ideal Husband Michelle TV film
2011–2014 Let's Stay Together Kita Whitmore Main role
2013 Awkward Black Girl Lucinda "The Apology", "The Change"
2013 The Love Letter Jasmine TV film
2015 Fear Files Kelisia Waters TV film; segment: "Fire"
2017 Chicago Med Dina Morris "Cold Front"
TBA Giving Her Away Nicki Jamison TV film, pre-production


  1. ^ a b c d "Erica Hubbard". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  2. ^ "Erica Hubbard". BET. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  3. ^ ""I Like To Touch People's Hearts through My Roles": An Interview with Erica Hubbard | Black Talent TV". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  4. ^ "Erica Hubbard - Actress/Philanthropist". LinkedIn. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Erica Hubbard Bio". Retrieved 7 April 2014.

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