At the age of ten, Erica Rhodes started her entertainment career by voicing the conscience of legendary humorist and writer, Garrison Keillor on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and has worked on that show ever since. She has performed on stage with Meryl Streep for PBS' A Prairie Home Companion Celebrates the 4th of July special and co-starred with Martin Sheen when the famous radio show played L.A.'s Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl shows. Her work can also be heard on the Grammy-nominated album, Garrison Keillor's Comedy Theatre. In 2012, she also became a writer for the show when it toured Houston, NYC and San Francisco.
Erica starred in the cult horror film Plague Town. She also starred in Big Sky, an indie road trip movie that followed a young couple's journey from L.A. to Montana. Erica is probably best known for the character of Sandy in Iron Sink Media's web series Upstairs Girls and her own hit spin-off Sandy's Channel. Collectively, those two web series have had an astonishing quarter billion hits. She produced and starred (with Ray Wise and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland) in the short film Posey which premiered at the 2013 Idyllwild Cinema Fest and made the festival rounds, garnering many awards. She was also nominated by the 2015 Los Angeles Short Film Festival as “Best Actress” for her work in The Platinum Plan.
Erica is a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s @midnight and has made appearances on SeeSo’s The Guest List, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, AXS’ Live at Gotham and the syndicated Comics Unleashed. She guest co-hosted The Howard Stern Wrap-up Show on Sirius XM after being named on his site as number one of the top nine comics to watch. She has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, the Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), the Blue Whale Comedy Festival (Tulsa, OK), the Boston Comedy Festival and RIOT LA Fest. Recent TV credits include ABC’s Modern Family, Fox’s New Girl, and IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Erica also recurs on TruTV’s Fameless and MTV’s Acting Out.