Eriq La Salle, best known as Dr. Peter Benton of the medical drama, ER is an African-American actor, director, author, and producer. He is the three times receiver of the NAACP Image Awards. Likewise, he was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards. Despite being engaged once and in a relationship with various beautiful women, the actor is currently single.
Who is Eriq La Salle?
Eriq was born on July 23, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was born to a family of three siblings. His mother’s name is Ada Haynes and he has a sister and two brothers.
The actor attended Weaver High School and the Artists Collective INC. in his hometown. After completing high school, the actor joined Juilliard School which he attended for two years. Then, he moved on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. From the school, he graduated with a BFA degree in theatre.
Before making his way to the big screen, the actor worked in various theatrical plays. He didn’t struggle much to get acting jobs after college.
He Started as an Actor
The actor’s acting career began in 1985. He debuted on the big screen with the role of Ice in the movie, Rapping’. Then, just the following year, he made his TV debut, portraying Jeffrey Miller in Spense: For Hire.
His most prominent role till now is the medical drama series, ER. From the series, he won three NAACP Image Awards, got nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and three Primetime Emmy Awards.
The multitalented actor is also one of the best directors/producers. He has directed and produced many TV series and movies like Old Skool, Soul Food, Lucifer, etc.
Eriq Was Once a Committed Man
The 58-year-old actor was once an engaged man. He was committed to a woman named Angela Johnson to whom he was even engaged. The couple dated for around 5 years.
Eriq had even bought a house for the duo. However, he had registered it in his fiance’s name, so while splitting, the home became an issue as she claimed half of the house’s value.
At present, the actor is not married or in any relationship. He also doesn’t seem to be planning to get married or be in a relationship.
Eriq La Salle Net Worth
The actor has been quite successful in his career not only as an actor, producer, and director but also as an author. He has written many hit novel series, particularly crime-drama series.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Eriq has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
The ER actor has an athletic body figure with a height of 6feet and 2 inches with a weight of around 85 kg.