2022 future maker

Erika Alexander

Iconic and Influential

Erika Alexander is beloved for her iconic acting roles as Maxine Shaw (“Living Single,” NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Actress/Comedy Series), Detective Latoya (“Get Out”), Cousin Pam (“The Cosby Show”), and many more. Alexander is a multi-hyphenated talent, trailblazing activist, entrepreneur, creator, producer and director.


The Dreamer’s Journey

As a co-founder of Color Farm Media, Alexander is on a mission to bring greater equity, inclusion, and diverse representation to both media and electoral politics. Her production company, self-described as the “Motown of film, TV, and tech,” develops and produces scripted and non-scripted content for film, television, streaming and podcast platforms, such as “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” which won the NAACP Award for Best Documentary and was nominated for three Emmys.


Future Greatness

She is a critical thought leader on racial and gender equity and leadership. She serves as a Board member for One Fair Wage and Exponent and is involved with many other social and racial justice organizations, including The Poor People's Campaign, Color of Change, NAACP, and UNCF. Alexander is a sought-after speaker, who aims to inspire and inform the public about issues from diversity and inclusion to reparations.

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