Erica Tazel | Biography

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  • Full Name Erica Tazel
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Dallas, Texas
  • Birth Date Mar 31, 1977
  • Age 47 Years, 2 Months
Rachel Brooks on Series 'Justified' from 2010 to 2015

Erica Tazel | Biography

Barbara Kolstad on Season 1 of Television Series 'The Good Fight' 

After the hit series, she played Barbara Kolstad in Season 1 of the legal drama television series 'The Good Fight' from 2017 to 2018 as a series regular. She exited from the series after the first season. Her other television series credits include 'The Night Shift' in 2017, 'Queen Sugar' in 2019, 'Lovecraft Country' in 2020, and 'Truth Be Told' in 2021. 

Erica Tazel is an American actress most recognized for portraying the role of Rachel Brooks in the FX crime drama television series Justified (2010-2015).

Who is Erica Tazel?

Erica Tazel is an actress known for her works in the television series Justified (2010-2015), television mini-series Roots (2016), and video game Mafia III (2016).

She made her on-screen debut in 2001, appearing as a dance teacher Grace in the television series Sex and the City. She guest-starred in nearly a dozen television series, including Firefly in 2002, Jericho in 2007, and The Office in 2009, before landing a breakout role on Justified as a series regular. 

After the hit series, she played Barbara Kolstad in Season 1 of the legal drama television series The Good Fight from 2017 to 2018 as a series regular. She exited from the series after the first season. Her other television series credits include The Night Shift in 2017, Queen Sugar in 2019, Lovecraft Country in 2020, and Truth Be Told in 2021. 

Tazel made her film debut in the 2004 film House of D. Her other film credits include Runaway Island (2015), Odious (2017), Always and Forever (2020), and The Deadliest Lie (2021). She also appeared in several short films, including As It Is (2010), Gubagude Ko (2016), and Cognitive (2019). 

She will be appearing in the upcoming thriller film The Devil You Know, written and directed by Charles Murray. 

Age and Parents

Erica Tazel has not disclosed her age and birth year publicly. She has only mentioned 31 March as her birthday as she shared a picture of herself on Twitter in 2014, captioning, “This birthday? Embracing the wild side!!” 

Erica Tazel age-birthday in 2014
Erica Tazel celebrates her birthday embracing the wild side in 2014. (Photo: Twitter)

Some sites claim that she was born on 31 March 1977 in Dallas, Texas, and her age is 44 years old as of January 2022.

Tazel attended Spelman College in Atlanta as a biology pre-med major intending to become a physical therapist. However, she eventually developed an interest in acting. She then obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s acting program. She later joined the New York Film Academy One-Year Acting students in New York in 2014.


Justified is an action crime-drama television series developed for television by Graham Yost and based on the short story ‘Fire in the Hole’ written by Elmore Leonard. 

Justified follows the life of Raylan Givens (played by Timothy Olyphant), a U.S. Marshal reassigned from Miami to his hometown in the poor, rural coal-mining towns of eastern Kentucky. Tazel portrayed the role of Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks on Justified as a series regular. The series premiered on 10 March 2010 on the FX network and concluded on 14 April 2015 after six seasons and 78 episodes.

In an interview with Stephanie Saltzman of Allure magazine, Tazel said she loved playing Rachel for her fearless personality. She said, “I always called Rachel my first adult role. She was strong and opinionated and had a very specific point of view on life and her work. She also possessed a different type of vulnerability than many of my previous roles. She was never afraid to speak her mind, and I really loved that.”


Tazel has remained private about her personal bio. She has never disclosed any details about her parents and having a husband publicly.


Tazel stands at the height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters).

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