Erika Alexander is remembered by many for her iconic roles in some of the hit television sitcoms of the 90s, including "The Cosby Show," where she portrayed Pam Tucker, and "Living Single," where she starred as Maxine Shaw. Photo: Getty Images. Despite their divorce, the ex-couple remain friends, and Puryear remains ever so proud of Erika, as seen in a post he shared on his Facebook page , in November last year to celebrate her birthday. In that post, Puryear explained that he met Erika 25 years ago and that she is the most creative person he has ever met. The screenwriter also joked that Erika was a fast runner because it wasn't easy for him to catch her. Sundance xo e. Puryear also said that Erika had other qualities such as a blinding honesty, a warrior's heart, a demanding collaboration, and that she was a fierce example, and ended his post by wishing her a happy birthday.
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David Schwimmer is apologizing to "Living Single" actress Erika Alexander for his recent comments defending the "diversity" in "Friends," saying he meant "no disrespect. In tweet directed at Alexander, Schwimmer, who told The Guardian that he "campaigned for years" for a more diverse show, said his comments on hopefully seeing "an all-black 'Friends'" were taken out of context. In an earlier tweet, Alexander had addressed Schwimmer's interview comments, saying "Living Single," which ran from to and followed a group of single friends living in New York, was "the template" for the launch of "Friends. Although Schwimmer acknowledged that "Living Single" likely helped "Friends" get the "green light" from the network, he still appeared to defend his comments.
She did, however, tell a story about how one of the executives wanted to replace her with another actress, whom Alexander called "fantastic. Carson, who played Kyle Barker, were the last cast members hired. Alexander also commented, through tears, on Carson revealing how and why he was fired from the last season of Living Single. He and I have talked about it and even discussed it with the show's creator, Yvette Lee Bowser. It was a difficult time, to say the least. I just tried to be the same Max, but he had become my creative partner and my comedy partner. I'm glad for the time we had, I glad for the friends that I made, but he's my brother and we're soulmates because we're born on the same day As to why it took so long for fans to know about Carson's firing, Alexander said it was his story to tell. Alexander also gave advice to Black creatives and creatives of color who have to work around the Hollywood system. It's not easy to do that.
Erika wears many hats, including actress, trailblazing activist, entrepreneur, creator, producer, and director -- an all-around boss. Erika's company, Color Farm Media, develops and produces scripted and non-scripted content for film, television, streaming, and podcast platforms. Color Farm is also currently producing two podcasts with Spotify and has several scripted film and television projects in development. Erika also collaborated on Dark Horse's award-winning, ground-breaking sci-fi series, Concrete Park.