Erika Monroe Williams is an American actress, best known for her role as Mandy Winger on the television series “The Cosby Show”. She was born on October 29, 1961, in Los Angeles, California, to parents John and Louise Williams. She has two older sisters, Lisa and Kimberly. Erika was educated at the prestigious Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. After graduation, she attended the University of Southern California, where she studied acting.
Erika’s acting career began in the early 1980s, with guest appearances on such television shows as “Hill Street Blues” and “Cheers”. In 1984, she landed her first major role, as Mandy Winger on “The Cosby Show”. She appeared in all eight seasons of the show, until its cancellation in 1992. After “The Cosby Show” ended, Erika appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies and guest-starred on various television shows. In 2001, she had a recurring role on the soap opera “Passions”.
Erika has been married three times. Her first husband was actor John Stamos, whom she married in 1992. The couple divorced in 1995. Her second husband was actor Jerry Seinfeld, whom she married in 1999. The couple divorced in 2001. Her third husband is investment banker Richard Emmolo, whom she married in 2004. The couple has two children together.
Erika has a net worth of $20 million. She earns a salary of $2 million per year.