Erica Tazel is an American actress best known for her starring role as Rachel Brooks on the crime drama television series Justified, since 2010.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Tazel has made an impression on her Hollywood peers establishing herself as a notable and versatile actor.
She has an engaging list of television credits with guest starring roles on Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning shows such as The Office, ER, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Sex & The City, Life, Heartland, Bones and Firefly; a recurring role on Jericho and Third Watch and she took a guest leading position on Without A Trace.
Tazel has made quite a few appearances off-Broadway in Playwrights Horizon's Juvenilia, Royal Shakespeare Company Cymbeline, and New York Shakespeare Festival A Winter's Tale.
Her extensive list of regional theatre projects in which she has performed are Tranced, Macbeth, I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda, The Exonerated, Much Ado About Nothing, Four Crumbs From The Table Of Joy and The Love Of Three Oranges.
In 2007, she garnered awards from the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Lead Female and LA Drama Critics Circle Nomination for Lead Performance for her performance in I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By a Young Lady From Rwanda.
Tazel received her M. F. A. from NYU's Graduate Acting Program.