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Erin Lynn Cummings (born July 19, 1977) is an American actress. She has appeared in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Dante's Cove, The Bold and the Beautiful, Cold Case, Dollhouse, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Detroit 1-8-7.

Erin Cummings
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Erin Lynn Cummings

ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active2003–present
Tom Degnan (m. 2016)

Early life and careerEdit

Cummings was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her father was in the military, and Erin lived in Korea, Nebraska and various areas of Louisiana, later growing up in Huntsville, Texas. She graduated from Huntsville High School, and attended Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas, from 1995-97 after auditioning and being selected for the Kilgore College Rangerettes dance team. After Kilgore, Cummings attended the University of North Texas, graduating with a degree in Journalism. She also studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1][2] She has had minor roles in TV shows such as Charmed, Passions and Star Trek: Enterprise.[3] She appeared alongside America Olivo and Julia Voth in the action film Bitch Slap.[4][5]

Cummings starred as Spartacus' wife, Sura, in the Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.[6] Muscle & Fitness magazine featured Cummings in an article and pictorial for their February 2010 edition.[7] In 2013, Erin portrayed Donna Adams in the Primary Stages production of Harbor.

Erin is the founder of "Mittens for Detroit", a community initiative whose sole purpose is to collect and distribute new gloves and mittens to children and adults in the city of Detroit.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

On September 9, 2016, shortly after wedding actor Tom Degnan, Cummings announced that she had been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma—an aggressive form of breast cancer—and had begun treatment at UCLA.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Analysts Noelle Short film
2004 Hollywood the Hard Way Tori Welsh Short film
2004 Golf Cart Driving School Death by Golf Cart – Dog Walker Short film
2006 Tomorrow's Yesterday Janice Short film
2007 Rolling Lexa
2007 A New Tomorrow Madonna
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Sally
2008 Oh Baby! Caroline
2009 The Anniversary Eve
2009 Dark House Paula
2009 Bitch Slap Hel
2010 Scorpio Men on Prozac Anne
2011 Darla Stacey Johnson Short film
2011 Fruit of Labor Eva Short film
2013 The Iceman Ellen
2013 Zarra's Law Crystal
2013 Cold Comes the Night Amber
2014 Late Phases Anne
2015 Weepah Way for Now Susan
2017 The Disaster Artist Restaurant Manager Uncredited
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Prostitute #1 Episode: "Carpenter Street"
2005 Passions Roadhouse Woman #2 Episode: "1.1555"
2005 Threshold Jen Episode: "Pulse"
2006 Charmed Patra Episode: "Repo Manor"
2006 After Midnight: Life Behind Bars Crystal TV movie
2006 Dante's Cove Michelle 5 episodes
2007 The Bold and the Beautiful Ann Lloyd
2008 Cold Case Rita Flynn Episode: "Pin Up Girl"
2009 Dollhouse Attendant 3 episodes
2009 Nip/Tuck Jessie Episode: "Benny Nilsson"
2010 Spartacus: Blood and Sand Sura Recurring role, 7 episodes
2010 Mad Men Candace Episode: "Public Relations"
Episode: "The Good News"
2010–11 Detroit 1-8-7 Dr. Abbey Ward Main role, 18 episodes
2011–12 Pan Am Ginny Saddler 3 episodes
2012 Common Law Agent Carrie D'Amico Episode: "The T Word"
2012 The Ropes Stacey
2012 Made in Jersey Bonnie Garretti Main role, 8 episodes
2013 Criminal Minds Emma Churchill
2014 Masters of Sex Kitty Episode: "Story of My Life"
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Marge Slayton Main role
2016 Madoff Eleanor Squillari
2016 Blue Bloods Lori D'Angelo Episode: "Help Me Help You"
2016 Feed the Beast Marisa Gallo
2017 The Blacklist Calhoun
2018 The Flash Vanessa Jensen / Block Episode: "Blocked"
2019 NCIS Major Ellen Wallace Episode: "Hail & Farewell"
2019 All Rise Detective Jackie Leyland
Year Title Role Notes
2019 The John Campea Show Co-host


  1. ^ a b "Erin Cummings". IMDb. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Erin Cummings on Improvising, Training and 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'". Daily Actor. August 5, 2009.
  3. ^ von Metzke, Ross (September 21, 2006). "Ten Minutes with Erin Cummings". Twit Magazine. Archived from the original on February 23, 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  4. ^ Jackson, Matthew (November 22, 2008). "Huntsville native ready for prime time". The Huntsville Item. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Hainsworth, Jay (May 6, 2009). "IGN Babe of the Day: Erin Cummings". IGN.
  6. ^ "Spartacus – Character: Sura". Starz. Archived from the original on November 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  7. ^ "Erin Cummings". Muscle & Fitness. February 2010. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  8. ^ "I Have Cancer. Now What?". CaringBridge. Retrieved October 6, 2016.

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