One fact about Erin Krakow is that she was born Sept. 5, 1984. Another is that she graduated from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. She also studied drama at the Julliard School and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Krakow is the only Dreyfoos School graduate ever accepted to the prestigious drama department of the Julliard School. She began her acting career on stage. Her first major stage role was in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a play by Oscar Wilde. She also appeared in the stage version of “Steel Magnolias.”
From 2010 to 2012, she had a recurring role in the Lifetime television drama series “Army Wives,” playing Specialist Tanya Gabriel, an army medic in Afghanistan. In 2013, she appeared in one episode of “Castle,” playing Julie Rogers in an episode entitled “Recoil.” She also appeared in the TV movie “A Chance at Romance,” playing Samantha Hart.
In 2014, she won the lead role in the Hallmark Network’s drama series “When Calls the Heart,” which is based on Janette Oke’s best-selling Canadian West series of the same name. She plays Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to high society life, whose first classroom teaching assignment brings her to a small coal-mining town on the Western frontier. Also in 2014, Krakow played the role of Christie Reynolds in the TV movie “A Cookie Cutter Christmas.”