Erika Slezak (Victoria/Niki/Jean Lord Banks on One Life To Live)

Current Character: Victoria/Niki/Jean Lord Banks

Birthday: 1946-08-05

Birthplace: Born in Hollywood, California

Marital Status: Married to Brian Davies

Biography

Graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Erika was one of the youngest students to be accepted to the prestigious school when she was 17.

Born in Hollywood, Erika learned to speak German before she learned English, then went on to attend the Sacred Heart Schools in Greenwich, CT, and Philadelphia, PA.

Erika had many credits in theater before making her debut in television in 1971 on
One Life to Live. Starring in shows from Shakespeare to Noel Coward, she was a member of the Milwaukee Repertory Company and of the Alley Theater in Houston.

In 1996, she made Daytime Emmy history, winning her fifth Outstanding Lead Actress Award for her role as Victoria Lord, going on to win the award four more times thereafter. In 2002, Erika was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' esteemed Silver Circle.

Career Highlights

One Life to Live - Victoria Lord Buchanan Davidson Banks (March 17, 1971 - Present)
Full circle - Jean Roberts (1996)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee - Outstanding Lead Actress (2011)
Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actress (2008)
Daytime Emmy Awards Winner - Outstanding Lead Actress (1984; 1986; 1992; 1995; 1996; 2005)
Daytime Emmy Awards Nomination - Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (1983; 1988)
Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actress (2003; 2004; 2005; 2006)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actress (1986; 1989)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Outstanding Heroine (1988; 1990)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Favorite Supercouple (with Clint Ritchie) (1989)
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' esteemed Silver Circle (2002)