Last Updated: October 25, 2023
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Net Worth:
$14 Million
Date of Birth:
Aug 5, 1946 (77 years old)
Place of Birth:
United States of America
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Erika Slezak is an American actress who has a net worth of $14 million. Erika Slezak is best known for playing Victoria "Viki" Lord on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live" (1971–2013), a role that earned her six Daytime Emmys. Erika is the daughter of late actor Walter Slezak. She has also appeared in the film "Guest Artist" (2019), the TV movies "Full Circle" (1996) and "Next Stop, Christmas" (2021), and the television series "Special Unit 2" (2001), "The Resident" (2018), and "Blue Bloods" (2019; 2023). Erika was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Silver Circle in 2002.

Early Life

Erika Slezak was born Erika Alma Hermina Slezak on August 5, 1946, in Hollywood, California. She is the daughter of Johanna "Kaasi" Van Rijn and Walter Slezak, and her heritage is Dutch, Austrian, Czech, and German-Jewish. Walter won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for "Fanny," and he appeared on "One Life to Live" as the godfather of Erika's character. Sadly, he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1983 at the age of 80. Slezak grew up with two siblings, Ingrid and Leo, in Greenwich, Connecticut, and she attended school at Convent of the Sacred Heart, Eden Hall in Philadelphia. When she was 17 years old, Erika became one of the youngest people accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She graduated in 1966, then she performed in plays in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Houston.


In 1971, Slezak landed the role of Victoria "Viki" Lord on the soap opera "One Life to Live." She stayed on the show until it ended its run on ABC in 2012, then she reprised the role on the 2013 revival, which aired on The Online Network. "One Life to Live" earned Erika six Daytime Emmys and a "Soap Opera Digest" Award. In 1996, Slezak appeared in the TV movie "Full Circle," then she guest-starred on "Special Unit 2" (2001) and "The Resident" (2018). She co-starred with Jeff Daniels in the 2019 film "Guest Artist," which was named Outstanding Feature Film at the Sacramento International Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival and SENE Film, Music and Art Festival. Erika guest-starred on "Blue Bloods" in 2019 and 2023, and she appeared in the Hallmark Channel movie "Next Stop, Christmas" in 2021.


Personal Life

Erika married actor Brian Davies on August 4, 1978, and they welcomed son Michael in 1980 and daughter Amanda in 1981. Amanda played the teenage version of Erika's "One Life to Live" character in flashback scenes. Slezak was previously married to R. Daniel Mooney, who she wed in 1968.

Awards and Nominations

Slezak earned nine Daytime Emmy nominations for "One Life to Live," winning Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 1984 and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, and 2005. She received eight "Soap Opera Digest" Award nominations for the show, taking home the prize for Favorite Couple (shared with Mark Derwin) in 2000. Erika also earned nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Daytime Serial, Outstanding Heroine: Daytime, Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role: Daytime, and Outstanding Lead Actress. In 2003, she received an Online Film & Television Association Award nomination for Best Actress in a Daytime Serial.

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