Quick Facts of Erik Ki La Salle

  • Full NameErik Ki La Salle
  • Net Worth$25 Million
  • Date of Birth23 July, 1962
  • NicknameEriq La Salle
  • Marital Status Single
  • BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActor, Director, Writer, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1985–present
  • Eye colour Dark Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildMesomorph
  • Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
  • EducationJuilliard School New York University (BFA)
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
  • Horoscope Leo
Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. He is well known for his performances in the films Coming to America (1988) and especially as Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC medical drama ER which earned him three NAACP Image Awards.

As of 2023, Salle’s net worth is $25 million and earns $27 million as an annual salary from the TV series, ER (for 3 seasons – 1999-2002). Besides, he was nominated for his role in Shanghai International TV Festival in 1996. Let’s take a glimpse at Salle’s career and his personal life.

Who is Erik Ki La Salle? His Bio & Wiki

Eriq La Salle is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. He is famous for his appearance in the film, Coming to America in 1988. Moreover, he is notable for playing the role of Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC medical drama ER. Through this role, he won three NAACP Image Awards and also got nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards.


Salle was born on July 23, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut. He was raised by his mother, Ada Haynes. Salle’s nationality is American and his ethnic background is African-American. Besides, there is no information about his siblings.


Concerning about Salle’s education, he attended New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. Furthermore, he holds a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts and also Graduated from an Acting Program which helped him lot to develop his acting skills.

Inside Of Eriq La Salle’s Career

Talking about Eriq La Salle’s profession, Salle started his career at the age of 18. Firstly, Salle was cast in the production of Henry V. Later, he found many roles in Broadway and Off-Broadway which was highly appreciated. Moreover, he starred as Mike Rivers in the TV drama series, One Life to Live and got the role in the movie, Coming to America in 1988. Later, he appeared in the role of Dr. Peter Benton in the 1994 medical drama, ER, the show ran until the 8th season. He also made a guest appearance in the American-Canadian drama series, Fifteen.


Furthermore, Salle played different roles, as a Jamaican gangster in the independent film Johnny Was. Salle’s film which premiered at the American Black Film Festival in Miami was very popular and one of the main reasons as increased his popularity. After that, he receives various great opportunities to act in several movies.

Salle starred as Walter Clemons in the movie, Relative Stranger (2009). Moreover, he played the role of the United Nations Secretary-General on a television show, 24. He also made his guest performance in Covert Affairs and How to Make it in America.

Further, he built up his career in the acting and directing field when he produces and directed many movies like Crazy as Hell, The Twilight Zone, Law & Order, and A Gifted Man. Moreover, Salle wrote many popular books including Laws of Depravity: Revised Edition and Laws of Wrath E-Book. Besides that, check out the personal and professional life of actress Ayako Fujitani. 

Lifetime Accomplishments & Awards

Logan actor Eriq La Sally is one of the most famous actors in history and The Theatrical Best Independent Actor. Moreover, he receives Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series from 2000-2002. He also got Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in 1999. Salle receives Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in the same year.

Salle receives Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 1998, 1996, and 1997. He also got the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ER in Magnolia Award Ceremony.

How Much is Eriq La Salle’s Salary & Net Worth?

Eriq La Salle has an incredible net worth of $25 million and earns a lucrative amount of salary of $27 million from the TV series, ER (1999-2002) as of 2023. He bought a house in Beverly Hills, CA mini-compound and listed it on the open market yesterday with a $7,950,000 price tag. The house is covered with 2,400 square feet of white-walled space, and consists of a living/dining room area, a center-island kitchen, a den, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms and has another guesthouse en suite bedroom.


Additionally, Salle’s house in Bev Hills consists of a private Xanadu—a six-bedroom and 5.5-bathroom lakefront house in Lake Arrowhead, CA that also coincidentally has a copper bathtub—sold for $2,724,000 in August 2011. Furthermore, Salle took a huge hit on the sale of another house he owned near L.A.’s dog-friendly Runyon Canyon that he bought in 2005 for $2,250,000 and sold for $1,610,000 in November 2011.

Eriq La Salle’s Social Media & Body Measurement

Eriq La Salle is active on social media. He has a huge number of fans on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Moreover, he has 15.3k followers on Instagram as well as 21k followers on Twitter. Besides, he isn’t active on any other social sites such as Facebook, etc.


Eriq La Salle has a perfect personality with a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.87m) and weighs around 60kg (132 lbs). Moreover, Salle’s hair color is dark brown and his eye color is dark brown also. Besides, there is no detailed information measuring his body. Besides that, Traylor Howard American actress who has also appeared in several movies and TV shows.

Who is Eriq La Salle’s Girlfriend? Know about his Relationship Affairs

Coming up to Eriq La Salle’s personal life, Salle is an unmarried man. But, It seems like he is married and this means he has a wife. It doesn’t appear like he has children also.


There were some rumors that he was dating his girlfriend, Angela Johnson and the couple was also engaged. We hope that he is going to marry someone special in the upcoming days.

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