Born and raised in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, with a BA and MA from Columbia College Chicago, Erica Watson is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer and film/television director. She appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Precious," following starring in the feature film "Dirty Laundry." She has also been featured on TLC's Big Sexy, The Dr. Phil Show, The Oxygen Network, The WE Channel, Black Entertainment (BET), MSG-TV and is a recurring talking head for The TV Guide Network. Her critically acclaimed 1 woman show "Fat Bitch!" is touring around the US, and is a funny, yet thought provoking look at America's obsession with weight. Erica is also a blogger for the Huffington Post and currently starring in The NYC Off-Broadway production of "Love, Loss and What I Wore".