Erika Slezak Bio

(Viki, OLTL)

Steven Bergman

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BIRTHDATE: August 5, 1946
BIRTHPLACE: Hollywood, CA
SIGN: Leo
YEARS ON SHOW: 1971-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Brian Davies
CHILDREN: Michael, born in 1980, and Amanda, born in 1981

Erika Slezak comes from a long line of established actors. Her father is the late Walter Slezak, who starred in numerous films and on Broadway. During his career, Walter won a Tony award for his performance in the hit Fanny. The legacy doesn't end there: Slezak's grandfather, Leo Slezak, was an acclaimed opera singer.

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  1. Daughter Amanda played a young Viki on OLTL in 2003.
  2. Slezak didn't learn to speak English until she was 5. She previously only spoke German.
  3. At 17, she was one of the youngest students ever admitted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
  4. Her grandfather, Leo Slezak, was a world-famous operatic tenor who sang in Vienna and Berlin, as well as at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
  5. In November 2002, she was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Silver Circle.
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Erika Slezak
Erika Slezak's Holiday Letter To Fans   Dec 11, 2013

OLTL legend Erika Slezak (ex-Viki) has posted her annual holiday letter to fans on her...

Slezak Responds To OLTL Production Stall   Sep 4, 2013

Via her fan page on Facebook, Erika Slezak (Viki) has released a statement about...

More OLTL Casting News!   Jan 17, 2013

Digest has learned that a casting call has been placed for the contract roles of Matthew Buchanan and...

Erika Slezak‚Äôs Emmy Reaction   May 9, 2012

"I'm delighted!" trills six-time Emmy winner Erika Slezak (ex-Viki, OLTL) on her...

Holiday Wishes From Erika Slezak!   Dec 23, 2011

OLTL mainstay Erika Slezak (Viki) has penned a special, holiday letter to her fans.

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Other Roles

TV Roles
SPECIAL UNIT 2 (Nick's mother, 2001)
FULL CIRCLE (Jean, 1996)

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