STIR OF ECHOES
was born in the Boston, Massachusetts area and lived there until
she reached the age of 16, when she went off to college. Shortly
before graduating from the New York University undergraduate drama
program, she debuted on television when she was cast as Lynn Redgrave's
daughter on the sitcom, "Chicken Soup."
Later returning to New York City, she joined the cast of The Steppenwolf
Broadway production of The Grapes of Wrath, which enjoyed
a six-month run and won the 1 990 Tony Award for best play. Erbe
left that production two weeks before it closed to make her feature
debut, playing Anna, the daughter of Richard Dreyfuss and Julie
Haggerty and friend of Bill Murray in the Disney film, What
Shortly after, Erbe went back to Broadway to star in Steve Tesich's
The Speed of Darkness, for which she was nominated for
a Tony Award for best supporting actress. She then joined Albert
Finney, Piper Laurie and Alfre Woodard, among others, to star
in Bruce Beresford's film, Rich in Love, written by Alfred Uhry.
As a member of both The Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Atlantic
Theatre Company, she has performed in many world premiere productions
by new playwrights, including Tom Donaghy and Alex Gersten. More
recently, she appeared in the independent films Dream with
the Fishes, with David Arquette, Love From Ground Zero,
and Entropy, written and directed by Phil Joanou and
costarring Stephen Dorff. Erbe also plays the infamous Shirley
Bellinger on the acclaimed HBO series, "Oz," alongside
her husband, Terry Kinney.
She and Kinney live in Brooklyn with their daughter Maeve.
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