Erin Cummings, actress and Founder of Mittens for Detroit, gained international visibility in her role as “Sura,” the wife of “Spartacus” in the Starz hit series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and will be appearing in multiple films, tv shows and on stage in New York this year.
Born in Lafayette, LA and a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Journalism, Cummings began her professional acting career when she was spotted by an L.A. talent scout while performing in community theater near Dallas. She furthered her acting education at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where she specialized in Shakespearean Studies.
This year, Erin appeared alongside Winona Ryder in the drama, “The Iceman,” with Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco and Ray Liotta, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Also coming out this year is Eye of Winter,
a film starring Bryan Cranston. She recently completed work on the horror Late
Phases with Ethan Embry and Tina Louise. Her recent television appearances include her series regular role on the CBS series, Made In Jersey,
guest leads on CBS shows Unforgettable
and Criminal Minds,
as well as a cameo on Inside Amy Schumer.
She was a series regular on ABC’s Detroit 187,
had recurring roles on Pan Am
& Mad Men
and starred in the FOX webisode series, The Ropes,
which was written, directed and produced by Vin Diesel. Her previous television work includes a series regular role on the second season of Dante's Cove
, guest lead turns on Common Law, Major Crimes,
and Cold Case
, a recurring role on Dollhouse
, and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise
. She also starred in the cult grindhouse feature Bitch Slap
, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and has been released in every worldwide territory.
Erin currently resides in Los Angeles and New York, but frequently returns to Detroit for her charity work. In November 2010, Erin founded Mittens For Detroit, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that collects and distributes new, unused gloves to in-need children, seniors, veterans and families in Detroit during the winter. More info can be found at www.MittensForDetroit.org
. Erin can be followed on Twitter @ErinLCummings and more information about Erin can be found at www.ErinCummings.com