Who is Erika Girardi and what is her net worth 2018? Erika Girardi is a singer and actress who rose to fame after the release of her debut song ‘Roller Coaster’. The single topped the Billboard Dance Club Chart in the US. She has given nine No. 1 songs in the Dance Club Chart lists. Her real name is Erika Jayne and she is listed at No. 42 in Billboard’s 100 Greatest of All Time Dance Club Artists. She is also one of the cast members of reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is an artist who has achieved much fame with her performance.
Erika Girardi was born on July 10, 1971, in Atlanta. Her mother Renee Chahoy was also an actress and pianist. She was a single mother and gave birth to Girardi when she was just 18. She maintained a close bond with her grandparents and her grandfather Hollis Peek died in July 2010 at 81. In November 2014, her grandmother Ann Peek succumbed to death and she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
She revealed that her grandfather is the only father she knows. Erika Girardi went to the North Atlanta High School. When in high school, she enrolled in the magnet program for performing arts. It was in there that she learned to perform acting skills and started to feel in love with the stage. She moved to New York City when she was 18 and performed as a fellow of several girls group. At this time, she got married and gave birth to her first son. After a few years, she went to Los Angeles to accomplish her dream of becoming an actor and a performer.
As Erika Jayne, she first married Thomas Zicco and has a son with him. She has a son named Thomas Zicco, Jr. The couple divorced when their son was three years old. When she was working as a waitress in Los Angeles she met Thomas Girardi who was the founder and partner of Girardi & Keese. In 1999 they married and settled in Pasadena. She maintains a very good friendship with Yolanda Hadid.
By the 1990s, she started appearing in small roles in several films and TV. She released her first music single’ Roller Coaster’ in January 2007. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play list. In August 2009, Erika Girardi released her debut album ‘Pretty Less’. Apart from singing, she also used to write songs. Her top single “Party People (Ignite the World)” was released in November 2011. She also did music for movies like Deal, The Neighbor and also for the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras.
Her song ‘Get It Tonight’ with Flo Rida was witnessed by over 3 million viewers on YouTube. Her single ‘Painkiller’ also peaked at No. 1 on various chart lists. Her single ‘XXpen$ive’ was featured in the episode of Saturday Night Live. In March 2017, it was announced that Erika Girardi will be one of the contestants in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 24. In July 2017, she revealed that she is planning to release a book entitled ‘Pretty Mess’.
Erika won the 2016 Bravos Awards for her role in ‘The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills’. She has been nominated twice in the Real Housewives Awards. Apart from acting Erika has also won her award for social work. She was bestowed with the LGBT Ally Award in 2015.
Net Worth of Erika Girardi
Erika Girardi has appeared in two seasons of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’. By giving top chart busters, she has able to make good wealth. Erika Giradi’s estimated net worth is $6 million. The pop star owes her wealth to the success of her singing and acting career. She has been named as the ‘dance-pop diva’ and is also known as a dance sensation in the public.
Girardi has appeared on the front covers of several magazines which include Celebrity Page and Billboard. She further accumulated her wealth by participating in ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Her ability to dance and perform has made her one of the promising icons of today.
Erika Giradi’s husband Thomas is more than 40 years elder to her. She is an active supporter of LGBT rights. Erika is considered as a gay icon and is also a pop culture icon.