Upon completing his graduate degree from the University of Alabama/Alabama
Shakespeare Festival, ERIC SHEFFER STEVENS pursued a career in theater, starring
in the world premiere of the Keith Reddin's play Synergy at the Alley Theatre in
Houston. Over the next years he worked in both classical and contemporary
productions at theaters all over the country. Eric went on to appear in the
Lincoln Center production of King Lear, starring Christopher Plummer. He would
later return to Lincoln Center for the Tony Award winning and highly acclaimed
trilogy The Coast of Utopia, written by Tom Stoppard and featuring Ethan Hawke,
Billy Crudup, and Brian F. O'Byrne.
Eric's work on television first earned critical acclaim on As The World Turns in
which he played neurosurgeon Dr. Reid Oliver. The character's controversial
storyline immediately became a fan favorite and garnered Eric widespread
In 2011, Eric's on camera career hit a high note with several notable
productions. SILENT HOUSE, a thriller from OPEN WATER directors Chris Kentis and
Laura Lau, also starring Elizabeth Olsen, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival
to rave reviews. Most recently, Eric booked the WBTV/FBC multi-cam comedy I HATE
MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER, also starring Jamie Pressly.
Eric's other recent projects include JULIE & JULIA opposite Amy Adams, and TV
guest spots on the Emmy nominated Showtime series The Big C, the season finale
of Body of Proof, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
He resides in New York City with his wife and children.
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