Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$42 Million
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1960
SpouseEric L. Ellis (m. 1999), Steven Brockovich (m. 1989–1990), Shawn Brown (m. 1982–1987)
FactAttended and graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas (1978).

Erin Brockovich is an American legal clerk and environmental activist, who, despite having no formal education in law, was instrumental in building a successful case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993. Her story was made into a film in 2000, starring Julia Roberts.

Brockovich was born Erin Elizabeth Pattee in Lawrence, Kansas, on June 22, 1960, the daughter of Betty Jo (née Davidson), a journalist, and Frank Pattee, an industrial engineer. She has two sisters, Jodie and Mary. She was raised in a Mormon household and attended San Diego State University, where she studied sociology and business administration.

Brockovich’s first job out of college was as a management trainee for Kmart, but she was soon fired for refusing to wear the required hot-pink polyester uniform. She then worked as a secretary for the law firm of Masry & Vititoe in Los Angeles, where she first became interested in environmental law.

In 1992, Brockovich was working as a file clerk in the firm when she was asked to help with a pro bono case against PG&E. The case alleged that PG&E had contaminated the drinking water of the town of Hinkley, California, with chromium-6. Brockovich’s research led her to discover that PG&E had been knowingly polluting the water for decades.

The case went to trial in 1993, and Brockovich served as an expert witness. The jury awarded the plaintiffs $333 million, the largest toxic tort injury settlement in U.S. history at that time.

Brockovich’s work on the case made her a household name, and she was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the 2000 film Erin Brockovich. Brockovich has since consulted on other environmental cases, including one against the U.S. Navy over contamination at the former Naval Air Station Alameda in California.

Brockovich is divorced from her first husband, Steven Brockovich, with whom she has three children: Matthew, Katie, and Elizabeth. She has been in a relationship with Eric Luedtke since 2001.

Brockovich is 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameErin Brockovich
Net Worth$42 Million
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1960
Height1.77 m
ProfessionPresenter, Environmentalist, Consultant, Actor, Paralegal
EducationLawrence High School, Kansas State University


SpouseEric L. Ellis (m. 1999), Steven Brockovich (m. 1989–1990), Shawn Brown (m. 1982–1987)
ChildrenElizabeth Brockovich, Matthew Brown, Katie Brown
ParentsBetty Jo O'Neal-Pattee, Frank Pattee
SiblingsTom Pattee, Jodie Knight, Frank Pattee Jr.


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Critics' Choice Mo...
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Sup...
MoviesErin Brockovich
TV ShowsFinal Justice with Erin Brockovich

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1[on environmental issues] People can't trust anybody, which is why I get so many emails. People don't know where to report information. If you see something, say something. Did you notice your water smelled funny? Don't be afraid to talk about it.


1Is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting.
2Recorded voice-over work as herself for The Simpsons Movie (2007), but her scenes were deleted.
3Following the success of Erin Brockovich (2000), Brockovich got repeatedly referenced in The Simpsons (1989) episode "Sweets and Sour Marge". In that episode, Marge discovers that all the sugar in the food is making the town overweight. She hires a lawyer to file a class-action lawsuit against the sugar company. After the trial ends in the banning of all sugar from Springfield, Homer angrily calls Marge "Erin Choco-snitch" and "Blue Hair-in Brocko-witch". After he realizes that Marge was trying to do the right thing, Homer calls her "a regular Carin' A Lot-ovich".
4After the success of the movie about her, she was the target of a blackmail attempt by her first husband and an old boyfriend (the 'George' character in the movie), with their attorney, who threatened to smear her reputation as a parent. She called the police, who recorded his shakedown threats and arrested them. The attorney reportedly served time in prison as a result.
5Received an honorary Master's degree in Business Communication from Jones International University from Centennial, Colorado.
6Received an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2007.
7Received an honorary (Doctor of Laws) degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. [May 2005]
8Is portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie Erin Brockovich (2000), which won Roberts an Oscar.
9The youngest of four children, she created a great deal of mischief with her brother Thomas.
10Has three children: Matthew Brown, Katie Brown and Beth Brockovich.
11Has three older siblings: Frank Pattee Jr., Thomas Pattee and Jodie Knight.
12She was paid over $2.5 million for her work on the public utility class-action lawsuit against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
13While working as a paralegal on a pro bono real estate case, Erin sorted through the file and discovered that a public utility company was contaminating a town's water supply. She then knocked on doors to discuss the problem with residents and helped plaintiffs win $333 million in damages in one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history. Afterwards, a movie was made about her life.
14She worked as a management trainee for Kmart in 1981 but quit after several months and joined some potentially lucrative beauty pageants. She won Miss Pacific Coast but soon gave up the beauty pageant because she found that "shallow".
15Received an associate degree in applied arts from Wade, College in Dallas, Texas (1980).
16Attended and graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas (1978).
17Is a legal clerk for a law firm.




Erin Brockovich2000Waitress


To the Edge of the Sky2016Documentary special thanks post-production


The Doctors2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Democracy Now!2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
American Masters2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Reel Crime/Real Story2012TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
ABC News Nightline2012TV SeriesHerself
Last Call at the Oasis2011DocumentaryHerself - Legal Consultant (as Erin Brockovich)
Journey Into Dyslexia2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hour2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Xposé2008TV SeriesHerself
Toxic City: This Is Where I Live2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
20 on 202007TV MovieHerself
Where Are They Now2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
50 Films to See Before You Die2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHerself (as Erin Brockovich)
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Final Justice with Erin Brockovich2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Challenge America2001TV MovieHerself
Today2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Justice2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Spotlight on Location: Erin Brockovich2000TV Short documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Cleavage2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Erin Brockovich)
Journeys with George2002DocumentaryHerself

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