Erin Brockovich-Ellis Birthday: June 22, 1960 Birth Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA Height: 5' 1"
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Graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas in 1978.
While working as a paralegal on a pro bono real estate case, Erin sorted through the file and discovered that a public utility company was contaminating a town's water supply. She then knocked on doors to discuss the problem with residents and helped plaintiffs win 3 million in damages in one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history. Afterwards, a film was made about her life.
Was paid over million for her work on the public utility class-action lawsuit.
Worked as a management trainee for Kmart in 1981 but quit after a few months and joined some potentially lucrative beauty pageants. She soon gave up pageant life because she found it "shallow."
Miss Pacific Coast 1981
Father is a retired engineer; mother is a retired journalist.
Suffers from dyslexia
Children: Matthew, Katie and Beth
Portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie Erin Brockovich (2000), which won Roberts an Oscar.
After the success of the film about her, she was the target of a blackmail attempt by an old boyfriend who threatened to smear her reputation as a parent. She called the police, who recorded his shakedown threats and arrested him.