Erin Daniels

Erin Daniels

Birth name: Erin Cohen
Born: October 9, 1973
Age: 50
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
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Erin Daniels (born October 9, 1973) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Dana Fairbanks on The L Word (2004-2007). Her feature film work includes A Single Man, One Hour Photo, and Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean.


Early life

Daniels was born Erin Cohen in St. Louis, Missouri, where she grew up. Her father was an architect and her mother was a clinical social worker. She grew up in a Jewish family; her mother co-founded the Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis and her grandmother received an award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. She attended Clayton High School and Vassar College, graduating from the latter in 1995 after majoring in art.


After Vassar, she moved to New York City, where she studied with William Esper, a protégé of Sanford Meisner, and worked Off Broadway. She then moved to Los Angeles for a part on the short-lived TV series Action.

In 2002, the St. Louis Film Festival awarded Daniels the Emerging Star Award. She appeared in One Hour Photo, Wheelmen, and House of 1000 Corpses before becoming a cast member of Showtime's The L Word. Her depiction of Dana Fairbanks on that show prompted an anonymous donation of a million dollars to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, an organization that promotes and funds breast cancer intraductal research.

Daniels has also appeared in the TV shows Action, Jericho, Dexter, Saving Grace, Big Shots, Justice, CSI and Swingtown.

She played the role of The Mother in director Matthew Mishory's debut feature, Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean.

Personal life

Daniels married producer Chris Uettwiller in 2008. They are currently living in Los Angeles with their two children; a son born 2009 and a daughter born 2012.


Year Film Role Notes
1998 USMA West Point Christine Davis TV movie
1999 Flushed as Erin Cohen
Chill Factor Medic #2
2000 The Disciples Lisa Johnson TV movie
2002 One Hour Photo Maya Burson
2003 House of 1000 Corpses Denise Willis
2005 Wheelmen Gwen
2009 A Single Man Bank Teller
2010 Starlight Inn Katherine Sellwood short
2011 Few Options Helen
2011 The Sitter Mrs. Pedulla
2012 Like Father Ali Miller TV movie
Pull the Trigger, Mr. Wicker Raphaella short
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean Roommate's Mother
2013 The Bling Ring Shannon
2013 Portland Amy

Television credits

  • 1996: Law & Order as Miss Stadler (1 episode)
  • 1999: The Outer Limits as Barbara Chafey (1 episode, "Joyride")
  • 1999: Action as Jenny (4 episodes)
  • 2000: V.I.P. as Die Bodyguards (1 episode)
  • 2001: Jack & Jill as Becky Hart (1 episode)
  • 2001: Philly as Nicole Gilbert (1 episode)
  • 2003: Boomtown as Karen Crane (4 episodes)
  • 2004-2007: The L Word as Dana Fairbanks (39 episodes)
  • 2006: Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter as Julie Reno (1 episode)
  • 2006: Love Monkey as Dana (1 episode)
  • 2006: Dexter as Rita's Neighbor (1 episode)
  • 2006: Justice as Betsy Harrison (3 episodes)
  • 2007: Jericho as Maggie (2 episodes)
  • 2007: Big Shots as Rebecca Parks (1 episode)
  • 2007: CSI: NY as Det. Brennan (1 episode)
  • 2007: Saving Grace as Asst. D.A. Morgan Byers (1 episode)
  • 2008: Swingtown as Sylvia Davis (4 episodes)
  • 2009: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Schuyler (1 episode)
  • 2011: Rizzoli & Isles as Kate (1 episode)
  • 2013: Maron as Female Vet (1 episode)
  • 2015: Stalker as Lauren (1 episode)

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