By Jay Rich
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
In 1990, Erika Alexander was suddenly a household name, due to being cast as Cousin Pam, on “The Cosby Show.” A character who arrives at the end of a series usually takes the blame for killing a series. Despite the show ending, anyway, people liked Cousin Pam.
“The Cosby Show” ended, in 1992, and 1993 saw Erika Alexander back on her feet, as Maxine Shaw, on “Living Single.” That’s the role that she’s best-known for. Despite that show ending in 1998, Erika Alexander last played the role, in 2005, in an episode of “Half & Half.”
By 2017, Erika Alexander showed up, on Get Out, and people remembered that she was virtually forgotten, since 2005. However, Alexander enjoyed the downtime, but also embraced the spotlight being placed back on her, speaking to “The Breakfast Club” about her return to the spotlight, via Get Out. Now, she and Whitney Dow return to “The Breakfast Club,” speaking to DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God about reparations, social justice, and “The Big Payback” podcast that she’s hosting.
Watch the entire interview below:
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