Her very first film role was at the age of 13 where she playing the minor role of an unamed student known only as Pretty Girl in E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial. Since then she also had roles in several other movies including Jordan Tate (not to be confused with the character from Baywatch) in Under Siege, Elly May Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies and Toni Johnson in Chasers.
Erika also had a recurring role as Stephanie Curtis on the TV series Charles In Charge alongside with future Baywatch actress Nicole Eggert.
She was previously engaged to her co-star Billy Warlock and was previously married to Philip Goglia with whom she now has a daughter named Indiyanna.