Erin Richards is a Welsh Actress, Director and Writer – Meet Her

Erin Richards is a Welsh actress, director, producer, and writer, best known for her role as Molly Hughes in the television series Breaking In (2011) and Barbara Kean in the TV series Gotham (2014). Erin Richards was born on 17 May 1986 and has been active in the industry since 2005.

With more than twenty credits as an actress, the 37-year-old Erin Richards has joined the league of top actors in the United Kingdom. Richards is also known for her appearance as Nancy Reid in Being Human (2008). The Welsh TV star has also made her presence felt in the movies with credits in Abraham’s Point (2008), The Quiet Ones (2014), and Save the Cinema (2022).

Summary of Erin Richards Biography
  • Full name: Erin Richards
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: May 17, 1986
  • Erin Richards’s Age: 37
  • Place of birth: Penarth, Wales, in the United Kingdom
  • Ethnicity: Welsh
  • Nationality: British
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Erin Richards’s Parents: Richards and Sherlie
  • Erin Richards’s Height in Inches: 5′ 5″
  • Erin Richards’s Height in Centimetres: 165.1 cm
  • Erin Richards’s Weight: 55 kg
  • Body measurements in inches: 35-24-33 in
  • Body measurements in centimeters: 89-61-84
  • Erin Richards’s Net worth: $2 million
  • Famous for: Gotham
  • Erin Richards’s Instagram: erinrrichards
  • Twitter: @ErinRRichards
  • Facebook: Oh My Erin Richards

Erin Richards Was Born 37 Years Ago In Penarth, Wales

The Welsh actress has made it clear that she’s good at keeping secrets and while that mostly applies to the things people tell her in confidence, she is also applying it to her life. Notwithstanding, she has deemed it necessary to share certain details about her early life. Erin was born on May 17, 1986, to Welsh parents in Penarth, Wales, in the United Kingdom. Her parents are simply identified as Richards and Sherlie but their occupations are not known.

While we can’t confirm the identity of her siblings, it is clear she didn’t grow up as an only child. According to Erin, growing up was fun for her and she picked interest in acting from an early age. As a child, she loved Batman a lot, still does and the superhero made her childhood a movie script. From around the age of 10, she would put up plays at home and force her family members to watch while her younger ones play characters with her.

She is a Graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

At the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Erin Richards honed her skills in the performing arts. She must have acquired her basic education before going to college but she has not shared the names of the institutions she got her early education from.

In her formative years, Erin served as the presenter of the Welsh language teen magazine show Mosgito. She presented the show for S4C. During this time, she made appearances in short films before landing significant roles on both the small and big screens.

She Made Her Big Screen Debut in 2005 and First Stage Appearance in 2009

In 2009, Erin recorded her first stage role as The Bankrupt Bride in Cardiff, Wales but before then, she was already making a statement with her talent on the small screen. Her First recorded role was made in 2005 when she played Luce in Expiry Date. The next project she landed a role on is Abraham’s Point (2008) as Milly.

Between 2009 and 2012, Erin appeared in three short films – 17 as Gemma, Balance as Becki, and Will Sampson (…and the Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Unintended Abstinence) as Sofia. In 2013, she appeared as Sharon in Open Grave and the next year saw her in the role of Kristina ‘Krissi’ Dalton in the movie titled The Quiet Ones.

The next film Erin would appear in is That Good Night (2017) as Cassie. Erin Richards’ most recent film roles can be seen in The Christmas Kid as Patricia, Save the Cinema as Susan, and Grey Elephant as Alexa.

Her Small Screen Debut Came in 2010

Erin Richards has made notable appearances in television series, starting from her role as Cheryl in Crash in 2010. Her role as Nancy Reid in Being Human is one of her popular projects and she achieved it in 2011. The next year, 2012, she made yet another notable appearance on TV, playing Molly Hughes in Breaking In as one of the main cast members. Molly had to be rewritten to become British after awarding the role to Erin. The same year, she made a single episode appearance in Merlin as Eira.

In 2013, the Welsh actress appeared in Crossing Lines as Nicole and Misfits as Sarah. Her biggest TV role so far came in 2014 on the set of Gotham where she played Barbara Kean in 75 episodes. Erin stayed on the set of the American superhero crime drama television series from 2014 to 2019. She landed her latest TV project in 2020, playing Renée Pélagie in The Brides.

Directorial Works of Erin Richards

The Welsh entertainer has not limited her talent to acting alone. In 2018, Erin Richards made her directorial debut in a short film titled Hot Girl. She also directed one episode of Gotham and another one on God Friended Me.

She has not made a huge impact as a director but it seems she is ready to take the industry by storm. Erin is mixing her acting career with being a director and things are looking good for her so far.

She Doesn’t Think She Is Cut Out For Marriage

Most would love to settle down in matrimony with the love of their life one day but probably not Erin. The 37-year-old Welsh actress is not making any plans to exchange vows with anyone soon, according to her, it’s not really her thing.

 I’m not the marrying type! But if I did get married, I definitely wouldn’t be a bridezilla. 

On a different note, she might change her mind if she meets someone with an unconventional mindset like her.

 I’m so laid back and not high maintenance in the slightest. If I did get married, I’d probably be dancing down the aisle with the groom. I’d like something unconventional! 

How Tall is Erin Richards?

Erin Richards is a bit taller than the average woman in the United States with her 5 feet 5 inches in height. The actress weighs a commensurate 55 kg to perfect her beautiful structure. Richards is definitely one of the most beautiful women in the movie industry and her catchy body stats of 35-24-33 inches for her bust, waist, and hips give her an hourglass shape and a slim physique.

Compared to her Breaking In co-stars Gabrielle Union and Ajiona Alexus, Erin Richards height still remains significant though they are a bit taller. While Union is two feet taller than her at 5 feet 7 inches, Alexus stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Banks Onuoha
Banks Onuoha
Banks is a graduate of Mass communication, a meat junkie, movie geek, and perfectionist. The thrill of travelling the world through writing and editing from the comfort of her desk and PC is what keeps her going most of the time. After office hours, you might catch her still writing at home or running some culinary experiments.


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