Erin Murphy is a famous American television host, rancher, and actress, who is best known for portraying Tabitha Stevens on the hit television comedy series, Bewitched. She began her acting career as a child on the series, playing her given role to perfection for six years, and thrilling audiences with her sense of humor. Since the show ended, she has gone on to find success not just in acting but in several other professional capacities. She has served as a correspondent and host for networks such as E!, Fox Reality Channel, TVGasm.com, Disney, and TVLand.
The talented actress has also enjoyed a flourishing career as a writer in the beauty and lifestyle niche. Her work has been featured in various magazines and blogs. Erin Murphy is one celebrity who knows how to stay in the news for the right reasons, and she has leveraged her popularity to build a respectable brand that transcends beyond her screen presence. She owns and runs an alpaca ranch, as well as other business ventures which are all doing very well.
Early Life and Career Beginning
The child star was born on June 17, 1964, in Encino, California. She is the younger of two children born to Dan and Stephanie Murphy. Her father was a businessman, while her mother worked as a teacher before giving up the profession to raise her children. Erin attended El Toro High School. While there, she was on her school’s cheerleading squad and she was also crowned homecoming queen.
She began her acting career as a child on the ‘60s sitcom Bewitched, in which she played Tabitha Stephens, the child of the protagonists played by Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York. She appeared in a total of 103 episodes, starting from the third season to the show’s finale. After that, Erin Murphy took on some acting roles, guest-starring in Lassie and a couple of other shows. She featured in more than 100 infomercials and advertisements. Erin also worked as a model for a while.
As she approached adulthood, Erin began to diversify her portfolio, breaking into the world of television hosting. She worked as an infomercial host, on-air moderator for Allergen Medical, and Disney’s Parentpedia. The actress also appeared as a stranger on NBC’s game show Identity. She has also served as a celebrity judge on I Know My Kid’s a Star. More so, Erin was part of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Wrestling series, where she used the stage name “Mistress of Mayhem”, and she contested in the season one finale of RuPaul’s Drag U.
Her other notable career achievements include working as a makeup artist, casting director, fashion stylist, acting coach, Virginia Madsen’s stunt double, and motivational speaker. Erin Murphy is actively and heavily engaged in charity work. She frequently hosts fundraisers and serves as an advocate for several causes, especially autism which one of her sons suffers from. Erin is also an alpaca rancher, and the owner of Erin Murphy Knits, a handmade eco-friendly business that produces alpaca wears. Also, Erin serves as a spokeswoman for Verge Living, a residential-retail development company operating out of Las Vegas.
Other Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Erin Murphy
1. Did You Know She Has A Twin Sister?
Erin has a fraternal twin sister named Diane Murphy. Diane was born five minutes earlier than her, and she was also a child actress. Their mother caved in and signed them up with a talent agency after the young twins indicated that they would like to try their hands at acting. Like her sister, Diane also played the role of Tabitha Stephens on Bewitched, taking turns with her sister until they began to look a lot less alike and Erin had to take over the character completely.
However, Diane wasn’t particularly interested in the acting industry, as she gave it up at 13. Backed by an MBA, she has gone on to pursue a career in business. Sometime in August 2017, Erin revealed through Twitter that Diane is gay.
2. She Has Been Married Three Times and Divorced Twice
On the romantic front, the Bewitched star has tied the nuptial knot three times. Her first marriage was with Terry Rogers and it lasted from 1984 till 1989. While married, they had two children together named Jason and Grant Rogers. After their divorce, she then wedded Eric Eden in 1993, but the union ended in 1998. She and Eric had a son named Clark Eden. Erin married her current husband, Darren Dunckel in 1998, and they now have three children named Carson, Dylan, and Parker.
3. Erin Murphy’s Net Worth
The hardworking multi-faceted woman has built a name for herself over the years. With her success, she has also accumulated a decent amount of wealth from her various endeavors. Murphy’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million, and her value is expected to keep on rising.
4. She Has Impeccable Body Measurements
Erin stands tall at 5 feet 5 inches and she weighs about 54 kilograms. She has a slender, but curvy figure. Her body measurements are given as 35-25-35 inches, for her bust, waist, and hips, respectively.