Who is Erika Koike?
Erika was born in the USA in 1983 – she hasn’t disclosed her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Sagittarius, she holds American nationality, and is of Asian descent. She’s a make-up artist, while she’s probably known best for her very short-lived marriage to famous American actor Nicolas Cage, which lasted for just four days.
Early life and education
Erika was raised in Los Angeles, California by her parents, about whom not a lot is known as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her mother was a high school teacher, and that her father was into the real estate business. Because Erika hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most of her fans believe her to be an only child.
She had a rather normal childhood, spending most of her spare time outdoors with her peers, playing sports and riding bicycles.
Erika became interested in acting while attending a local high school; she was a member of her school’s drama club and played supporting characters in a couple of plays performed there, however, it didn’t take long for her to learn that she wasn’t talented enough to succeed in the film industry.
She matriculated in 2001, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she didn’t attend college.
Erika has been working as a make-up artist for around two decades now, although on only a single movie: the 2012 short horror drama “Hankikanto”, written and directed by Katja Niemi, and which starred Janina Berman, Manuela Bosco and Juha-Pekka Mikkola. The movie’s about a woman who’s having an abortion.
Marriage and divorce from Nicolas Cage
Erika and Nicolas were spotted together for the first time in April 2018, when they were having lunch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Neither confirmed that they were together until 23 March 2019, when they married in Las Vegas, Nevada, but only four days later, Nicolas filed a request for annulment, claiming that he was too drunk when the two married, and that he wasn’t able to understand his action. He was granted the divorce on 31 May 2019.
Erika hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Nicolas has married five times, and has also dated a couple of popular American actresses.
He began dating American actress Christina Fulton in 1988, and she gave birth to their son Weston Coppola Cage on 26 December 1990. Nicolas exchanged vows with his first wife, American actress Patricia Arquette, in April 1995, and they divorced in 2001. His second wife was American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, who’s perhaps known best for being the daughter of Elvis Presley; they were married from 10 August 2002 to 16 May 2004. Nicolas married his third wife Alice Kim on 30 July 2004, she gave birth to their son Kal-El on 3 October 2005 – their divorce was finalized in January 2016.
Erika was Nicolas’ fourth wife, and just recently, on 16 February 2021, he married his fifth wife Riko Shibata, with whom he’s expecting a child.
As of May 2022, Erika seems to be single, was married to Nicolas Cage, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Erika’s physically quite active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she’s also following a strict diet, and some of her fans believe her to be a vegan.
She’s a huge lover of animals, with dogs and penguins being her favorites; she’s visited various zoos around the USA, being into travelling, to several US states, as well as to a couple of European and Asian countries, while her dream travel destination seems to be Indonesia.
She’s into fashion, and enjoys reading fashion magazines in her spare time; it’s believed that Erika’s also a shopaholic, and that she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Vin Diesel, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite movies include the franchise “Fast and Furious”, “Good Will Hunting” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Erika’s age is either 38 or 39. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth stands at over $100,000, while her former husband Nicolas’ net worth has been estimated at more than $25 million.
Who is her former husband Nicolas?
Nicolas Kim Coppola was born in Long Beach, California USA, on 7 January 1964 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality. He’s appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Castor Troy in the critically acclaimed 1997 action crime science fiction movie “Face/Off”.
It was directed by John Woo, also starred John Travolta and Joan Allen, and follows an FBI agent who’s trying to avenge the death of his son; the movie won 11 of the 34 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing.
Nicolas was raised in Long Beach alongside his brothers Christopher Coppola and Marc ‘The Cope’ Coppola, by their mother Joy Vogelsang who was a choreographer and dancer, and their father August Coppola who was an author and film executive. Christopher has become a famous movie director, while Marc’s a popular radio personality.
Nicolas studied at Beverly Hills High School, and decided on an acting career during his four years there; upon matriculating in 1982, he enrolled at University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Theater, Film and Television, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1986.
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He made his debut film appearance in the 1981 comedy “The Best of Times”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 1983 romantic comedy movie “Valley Girl”, the 1984 romantic comedy film “Racing with the Moon”, and the 1986 fantasy comedy movie “Peggy Sue Got Married”. He gained recognition with his portrayal of the lead character H. I. McDunnough in the 1987 crime comedy movie “Raising Arizona”, written and directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, and which also starred Holly Hunter and Trey Wilson. It follows a former police officer and an ex-convict who are unable to have children, and have thus taken one of their relative’s quintuplets; the movie was nominated for four awards.
A couple of Nicolas’ most notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1991 romantic thriller film “Zandalee”, the 1996 action adventure thriller movie “The Rock”, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound, and the 1998 mystery crime thriller film “Snake Eyes”.
Nicolas starred as Memphis Raines in the evergreen 2000 action crime thriller movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”, which won nine of the 15 awards for which it was nominated, and he became popular worldwide after his portrayal of the main character Benjamin Franklin Gates in the 2004 action adventure mystery movie “National Treasure”. It was directed by Jon Turtletaub, also starred Diane Kruger and Justin Bartha, and follows an historian who’s trying to find the Templar Treasure; the movie won one of the 10 awards for which it was nominated. Nicolas reprised his role in the 2007 sequel “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”.
He starred as Johnny Blaze in the 2007 action fantasy thriller movie “Ghost Rider”, and reprised this role in its 2011 sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”.
A couple of Nicolas’ most recent roles have been in 2021 in the action horror comedy movie “Willy’s Wonderland” and the mystery thriller film “Pig”, and the critically acclaimed 2022 action crime comedy movie “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”.
Nicolas has won 60 awards, including a 1996 Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the romantic movie “Leaving Las Vegas”; he’s been nominated for 102 other awards. In 1998, Nicolas received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.