Eriq La Salle
Eriq La Salle
Real Name/Full Name Eriq La Salle
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Erik Ki La Saller
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 23 July 1962
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 193 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –Ada Hynesa
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: New York University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: N/A
Marital Status: N/A
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actor, director, author, producer
Net Worth: $30 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Eriq la Salle is a well-known American actor, writer-producer, and also director. He is popularly known for his outstanding performance, especially in the film “ Coming to America” which he appeared in. He has some awards, which include Benton. Through the role he had played, he gained a lot of fame, especially after receiving three NAACP Image Awards, and he has later received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award and also 3 primetime awards.

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Biography and Early Life

Eriq La sale was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, on 23 July 1962. His birth name is Erik Ki La Salle. He was born to Ada Hynes, his mother, but details about his father are not well known. He is American by nationality, and his ethnicity is African American.  More about siblings is not known, but there is information about her mother that he is only the child, but it is not yet confirmed.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Eriq La Salle in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Eriq La Salle’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 23 July 1962. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 193 lbs in Pound and 85 kg in Kilograms.


About his education, much about primary and high school, information is not available, but he was enrolled at New York University at the Tisch School of arts, and while he was still studying, he developed his acting skills and later he obtained a degree of Bachelor in Fine and Arts. Above that, he also graduated from an acting program.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

About his relationship status, he has even been engaged to his first love, which was an entertainer, and his fiancée to Angela Johnson. They had sated for more than six years before breaking up in December 1967. It was this precious time that Eriq had even bought a house. He had bought it with his own savings; however, he bought it using Angela’s name.

Later it turned to be an issue, and when they separated, he was ordered by the law to guarantee her the half of house estimation. It hurt him because he had purchased the house in her name to win maximum trust from her. Much information about his personal life has been kept private, but he currently revealed he is not married, and on the other side, he is not gay, and it is said he will be in a relationship very soon.

Is Eriq La Salle Gay?

Erik is not gay as far as sexual orientation is concerned; he is not bisexual neither; when we come to this matter, he is straight when it comes to this matter, and no rumors and controversies of gay have ever emerged about him. He has only dated women and not men.

Professional Career

Immediately after doing away with his studies, Eriq switched instantly to begin his career. Eriq was featured in the film On The Cat Of Henry V, and from there, he got an opportunity to be involved in several other films, for example, While-OffBroadway and Broadway, and from his outstanding performance, he was highly appreciated.

He went ahead in a television drama which was known as One Life to Live, where he played the role of Mike Rivers. Later he got an opportunity to act in a movie known as Coming To America in 1988, where he was starring together with Eddie Murphy, where they played the role of Darryl Jenks. The movie hit, and it won the heart of many fans, and this made him rise to fame. Similarly, he played the role of Dr peter  Benton in a medical drama known as Er on NBC.

In 1994, he was starring from the first season to the last, and the series went up to the 15th season. He has also played different roles in various films and the same to movies. He has appeared in the following films, Jamaican Gangstar, and here he played the role of Johny. He has acted in his own film.

He has also directed movies like  Twilight zone, Gifted man, Crazy as hell, Law of order. He has also written books; he is an author of several books, which include Wrath E-Book, revised edition well as Laws of Depravity.


About awards, he has not won any of them, but he has won some, which include:

  • NAACP Image Awards three times.
  • Three Primetime Emmy Awards.

He has also received many nominations.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Eriq La Salle in 2024

Eriq La Salle Net Worth
Eriq La Salle Net Worth

As of 2024, the estimated net worth of Eriq La Salle is around $30 million. Ios, through his acting career, has managed to acquire this wealth through a lot of dedication and hard work.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He loves Hip- Hop Music.
  • He has relatives in Africa.
  • His favorite game is football.
  • His favorite dish is chicken. He also loves playing golf.

He is among the people who really understood what they wanted in life, and they began working towards success at an early age. He is an exceptional guy who has really worked hard to be where he is today. He has been dedicated, and finally, he made it.


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