Erica Farrell
Full Name Erica Farrell
Nickname(s) Sex Maniac (by Heather)
Narbo (by Heather)
Gender Female
Date of Birth June 1974
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Family Heather Farrell (Twin Sister)
Mr. Farrell (Father)
Mrs. Farrell (Mother)
Relationships Jason (Hook up; Ex-Boyfriend)
Aaron (Ex-Boyfriend)
Blaine (Ex-Boyfriend)
Clutch (Former Attraction; One Date)
Carlos (Ex-Boyfriend)
Job English teacher in the Dominican Republic (former)
School(s) Degrassi Junior High School
Borden High School (Part-time classes in Grade 9)
Degrassi High School
Unnamed high school
First Episode Kiss Me, Steph (DJH 101)
Last Episode Father Figure (1) (DTNG 301)
Reason Storyline Ended
Portrayed By Angela Deiseach

Erica Farrell (born June 1974) is a Canadian woman who attended Degrassi Junior High School, Borden High School, and Degrassi High School. After high school, she went to the Dominican Republic to teach under-privileged children. She was the twin of Heather Farrell, and was portrayed by actress Angela Deiseach. (Occasionally, the closing credits spell the character name as Erika.)

Original Degrassi (Season 1-5)

Starts as: Grade 8

The Twins

Erica and Heather were portrayed as the perfect set of twins, often speaking up for other characters during their problems.
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Trying To Break Out

Erica tried to break out from her "twinness". When Heather showed up at a dance in the same outfit as Erica, Erica told Heather to grow up. The twins eventually forget about fighting to be different.

The Mono Scare

At a dance at Degrassi where students from another school called St. Mary's were invited, in the episode "Sealed With a Kiss" (Season 2, episode 8, 21st episode of the series), Some older high school students also were admitted without proper checks. One of these older students named Aaron became a new boyfriend to Erica. They left the gym for a secluded hallway and engaged in French kissing. The next day, however, based on symptoms, Erica was worried that he had given her
mononucleosis (or "kissing disease"). She kept it a secret, but after Heather went with the boy, pretending to be her twin (determined to prove she was not as "prudish" as Erica claimed), got kissed by him, and revealed it to Erica, Erica revealed her suspicion of mononucleosis. They went to the hospital to get checked, but it turned out that Erica merely had tonsillitis.

Erica's Pregnancy

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Erica sees the message Liz O'Rourke wrote.

When Erica began high school she discovered she was pregnant after an unprotected sexual encounter she had over the summer with Jason, a fellow camp counselor. Erica decided to get an abortion, despite Heather's protests. Liz O'Rourke found out and committed a hate crime against Erica. When Erica found out that It was Liz: she fought her in the halls of Degrassi. Erica was sent home for the day, and Heather eventually needed to go to counseling to deal with having to support Erica.


After graduation Erica moved to the Dominican Republic, therefore not appearing alongside her sister in School's Out!.

Degrassi: The Next Generation

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Erica and Spike at Spike's baby shower.

In Father Figure (1), Erica is seen sitting next to Spike during the latter's baby shower.

(* Although many Grade 8 first season characters have birthdays in 1974, since Emma Nelson, daughter of one such student, was born in June 1989, and since Grade 8s start at the age of 12 or 13 and finish at 13 or 14, 1974 birthdays should be retconned as 1975.)