Cole Maness is not just the husband of actress Erika Christensen, but also a passionate cyclist who has explored the world on two wheels. He discovered his love for cycling as a kid, and joined the Rapha Continental team, a group of adventurous riders who seek out the hidden and scenic roads around the globe.
Erika, his wife and the mother of his two daughters, is a talented actress who has starred in movies such as Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan (2005), and How to Rob a Bank (2007). Here’s everything you need to know about him.
Cole Maness Hails From Memphis, Tennessee
Cole Maness was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 2, 1982, which means he is currently 41 years old.
His father was a special government agent and his mother was an art teacher, but their names and other details are unknown. He has two brothers, but their names and ages are also not revealed.
He has not shared much about his educational background, so the names of the schools he attended are not available. However, he has shown his passion for cycling since he was a child. He once got injured while riding his mother’s bicycle when he was 7 or 8 years old, and he still bears the scars.
His wife, Erika Christensen, was born just four months after him on August 19, 1982, in Seattle, Washington, where her parents Kathy and Steven Christensen worked as a construction manager and an insurance and human resources executive, respectively.
She moved to Los Angeles, California, with her family when she was four years old. She has two younger twin brothers, Dane and Brando, and a half-brother Nick.
Erika did not attend regular school, but was homeschooled by her parents.
A Look At His Career
Maness is not just a cyclist, he is an explorer. He loves to challenge himself on different terrains and weather conditions, riding on roads that most people don’t even know exist. He is part of the Rapha Continental team, a legendary group of riders who have discovered some of the world’s most hidden and beautiful routes. In 2009, he participated in the Rapha Continental rides, the first ever in the United States, which marked the beginning of the brand’s global fame and recognition.
Besides cycling, he is a hard-working man with a diverse background. He had worked as an Emergency Technician, an online bike company employee, a boutique outdoor retail shop staff, as well as a Yellowstone National Park ranger.
On the other hand, his wife, Erika Christensen has made appearances in a number of movies and television programs. She started out as a child actor, appearing in commercials and music videos. She became well-known for playing the drug-addicted teen Caroline Wakefield in the renowned 2000 movie Traffic.
She received multiple honors for her work, including the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Later on, Cole Maness’ wife starred in films such as Swimfan (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan (2005), and The Case for Christ (2017). She also played Julia Braverman-Graham on the NBC family drama series Parenthood (2010-2015), for which she won a Gracie Award in 2014.
Cole Maness And Erika Christensen Have Been Married For 8 Years
The relationship between Cole Maness and Erika Christensen began in 2011 when they started dating shortly after meeting. They were discreet about their romance, but they occasionally shared adorable pictures of their adventures and activities on social media.
They made their engagement public in November 2014 with a lovely photo of them kissing on Instagram. Christensen captioned the photo, “Thanks for all the well-wishes! It’s official. We’re engaged.”
The couple got married on September 5, 2015, at a ranch near Palm Springs, California. Their wedding was a joyful occasion attended by their family and friends, including some of Christensen’s co-stars from Parenthood, the popular show where she portrayed Julia Braverman-Graham.
Cole and Erika became parents for the first time on June 21, 2016, when they welcomed their daughter Shane. She is now 7 years old.
They had their second daughter Polly on August 10, 2018, who is now 5 years old. Polly’s birth was remarkable because she was delivered at home by her father.