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Erika Ervin (born February 23, 1979) is an American actress and model.


Ervin ventured to obtain roles as an actress but gave up on the idea when she was constantly offered roles as an alien or monster. Later she studied law and exercise physiology. Tired of the office life that she had pursued and unhappy with her weight, she joined a gym but strived for an unrealistic size 0 physique that almost resulted in ending her life. She developed a healthier body image and became a fitness trainer.

Ervin underwent gender-affirming surgery in 2004. In interviews, Ervin has talked about the problems of being a tall woman. Other topics she has addressed include her troubles growing up dealing with teasing in high school, family problems and her modeling experience.

Work on American Horror Story[]

Erika Ervin appeared in all episodes of Freak Show, in the prominent recurring role of Amazon Eve, one of the performers at the Fräulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities. After a hiatus, Ervin made her return in Apocalypse by playing The Fist, a brutish member of the staff of Outpost 3.

Ervin is the first transgender actor working in American Horror Story. She was featured in the series of video interviews released during the promotion of Freak Show, 'Extra-Ordinary Artists'.


Episode appearances for Erika Ervin
Story or Series Character Episodes
Freak Show Amazon Eve
Apocalypse The Fist