Sanders is currently 15, and will be turning 16 on January 19th. She is
a proud Capricorn like her mother Kathy, who's birthday is on January
3rd (a day before mine heehee). Erin is most famous for her role as
Quinn on the Emmy-nominated show, Zoey 101 starring Jamie Lynn Spears,
Erin Sanders, Sean Flynn, Victoria Justice, Matthew Underwood, Chris
Massey and Paul Butcher.
But Erin isn't only famous for her acting. She's a well known Girl Scout cookie girl!!
Over the past 9 years, Erin has sold up to
1900 boxes of cookies per year to customers in the Greater
Los Angeles and San Gorgonio
areas! That's a heck of a lot of cookies i can assure you!!
Actually, thanks to her cookie selling, Erin was discovered!
“I had just turned 9,” she said,
“when, accompanied by my mom, knocked on this guy’s door.
After I rattled off all the names
and descriptions of the cookies by heart, he said
he was impressed with the way I
spoke and that his friend ran an
agency. He gave my mom his card, and
the rest is history.”
Since then, Erin has appeared in a number of
commercials and in several TV
shows, such as "8 Simple Rules," "Judging Amy,” “Carnivale,” “American Dreams,”
and “Strong Medicine.” She has been nominated for two Young Artist Awards,
one for her recurring role in “Carnivale,”
and one for her starring role in a short film, “Never, Never,” shown at
Sundance Film Festival.
"On ‘Carnivale,’ I was playing the younger
version of Amy Madigan, which meant I had to look like her.
So, I had to have blue eyes, red hair, and freckles. I wore
blue contacts, and the hair stylist put stuff in my hair to make it red.
The make-up artist painted freckles all over my face and arms.
It tickled! I also had to have a Russian accent, and
actually speak Russian, neither of which I do. So, they had
a dialect coach come to the set and tutor me in Russian!
But, don't ask me to tell you what I had to say; I don't remember!”
Erin has had the opportunity to
work with some amazing actors, such as Catherine Zeta-Jones ("She seems
really nice. I found out that she speaks 3 different languages:
English, French, and a little Welsh. I thought that was very
cool."), James Garner ("He taught me how to play poker!"), David Spade
("He always calls me 'Tiny.' I don't think he even knows my real
name!!!"), Joe Pesci (“He was showing us the best ways to shoot
paper-clips using a rubber-band!”), Clancy Brown (“We kept cracking up
every time I had to hit him with the rubber rock!”), Tyne Daly (“In our
scene together, we passed each other on the stairs. Afterwards, she said, ‘It was a
pleasure sharing a staircase with you!’”), and Amy Brenneman (“She was pounding
the celery with a meat tenderizer between takes. It was sooo
Currently, Erin is filming Season 3 of
Zoey 101 as "Quinn" the crazy science geek. As well as the show been an
Emmy-niminated Nickelodeon show, Erin,
along with her fellow cast members, won a 2006 Young Artist Award for
Best Ensemble Performance in a TV Show. Also, Erin herself
was nominated for a 2005 Women's Image Network (WIN) Award for her role
as "Quinn" in the episode "Quinn's Date"! An excellent achievement for
a girl of 15 and I'm sure many more awards will come in the future!
In addition to acting, Erin continues to be involved in Girl Scouts, and has
been a top cookie seller for 7 years, selling over 12,000 boxes in her cookie
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