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Actress Erika Alexander Will Speak at Historic 2016 DNC Convention Tuesday 7/26

ce84df86d587e6754d3b84a3a86bErika Alexander, actress/activist and National Surrogate for Hillary Clinton, will speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, July 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Best known to TV viewers as “Maxine Shaw” from FOX’s classic sitcom Living Single, Alexander grew up in Philadelphia, was discovered and began her show-biz career there. On Tuesday night, in an emotional homecoming, she takes the national stage before the biggest audience of her life.

Alexander will introduce Ryan Moore. Ryan, originally from South Sioux City, NE, has Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994, when his family came to Washington, DC for an event to advocate for health care reform. Brian Moore, Ryan’s father, lost his job when his employer was unwilling to cover treatment for Ryan’s health condition. Ryan has stayed in contact with Hillary ever since.

Alexander announced her DNC participation through twitter @ealexthegreat : “I’ll be at the @DemConvention next week to support @Hillary Clinton. Text ERIKA to 47246 to find out more.”

Erika Alexander will speak Tuesday, July 26 at the Democratic National Convention from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Coverage begins 8PM EST. To watch her speech stream live go to

About Erika Alexander: ERIKA ALEXANDER is a TV trailblazer. The role of “Cousin Pam” was created for her on The Cosby Show in 1990 and she went on to a starring role as fan favorite “Maxine Shaw” in the hit series Living Single in 1993, winning two NAACP awards for Best Actress in a Comedy. She recurs on the ABC Tim Allen comedy, Last Man Standing as Carol Larrabee “The Black Sarah Palin,” on Freeform’s 2017 sci-fi drama Beyond and on Oprah Winfrey’s and Ava Duvernay’s new drama, Queen Sugar, debuting on OWN, September 2016. She also co-stars in Jordan Peele’s horror movie, Get Out. Erika is the co-creator and co-writer of the critically acclaimed, award winning graphic novel, Concrete Park, a Best American Comic 2013, and a 2016 Glyph Award winner, published by Dark Horse Comics. Alexander is an advocate for women and children and a national surrogate for Hillary Clinton 2007-2016.

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