Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen plays Julia, the young Braverman who seems to have it all - beauty, brains, love and success.

Erika Christensen as Julia Braverman-Graham in Parenthood

Erika Christensen portrays Julia Braverman-Graham. As the youngest Braverman and her parents' golden child, Julia seems to have it all - beauty, brains, love and success. She's a talented lawyer at a top corporate firm, while her loving husband Joel supports her ambitions as a stay-at-home dad to their daughter Sydney.

About Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen has established herself as one of Hollywood's most talented and sought-after young actresses, and was recently seen opposite Jonathan Tucker and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Veronika Decides to Die. Christensen also starred in Andrew Jenkin's How to Rob a Bank, with Nick Stahl; and appeared in Kevin Connolly's directorial debut The Gardener of Eden, alongside Lukas Haas and Giovanni Ribisi.

Christensen stunned audiences in Steven Soderbergh's Oscar- and Golden Globe- winning film Traffic as Michael Douglas's drug addicted daughter. She, along with the cast, received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture. Additionally, Christensen won MTV's Breakthrough Female Performance Award at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards.

Other credits include Robert Schwentke's blockbuster hit, Flight Plan, opposite Jodie Foster and Peter Sarsgaard; Mike Binder's critically acclaimed film The Upside of Anger, opposite Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt; and high school thriller Swimfan, opposite Jesse Bradford.

On the small screen, Christensen was recently seen opposite Hope Davis, Jay Hernandez, Bridget Moynahan, and Campbell Scott in J.J. Abram's television series 6 Degrees.

Christensen received the Spirit Award at the 2003 Annual Diversity Awards, an honour bestowed upon an actor who has demonstrated diversity in role choices during his/her career.