Oyama, a Birmingham native, got her first taste of the arts as a high school student at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Her high school was the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, a statewide, tuition-free, public magnet school for Alabama seventh- through twelfth-graders who want to concentrate in music, theater, dance, creative writing, or visual arts. She always interested in the arts.
Erica Oyama Profession
She is a producer and writer, recognized for Burning Love (2012), The Ten (2007) and Wanderlust (2012). Birmingham native Erica Oyama and husband Ken Marino created the web series “Burning Love.” She finds success with the parody dating show “Burning Love.”
“Based on Oyama’s life, the family comedy centers on Olivia, a single mom who returns to Alabama where her Japanese karate-master father still lives and teaches,” the source summarizes. “She joins the family business while enlisting her father’s help in toughening up her pessimistic nine-year-old son.”
Erica Oyama Married Life, Family
She has married to Ken Marino since October 8, 2005. They have two children.
Erica Oyama Career Details
In a way, Erica Oyama’s writing career began with entering a Birmingham News contest as a sixth-grader. But, that writing contest wouldn’t be her claim to fame. Her role as co-creator and writer on the dating show parody “Burning Love” would.
Oyama’s “Burning Love” began as a web show featuring her husband and fellow show creator Ken Marino as the main character choosing between a group of stereotypical yet exaggerated dating prospects in the first season. The second season is a take on “The Bachelorette” with June Diane Raphael as the main character.
She’s worked as a writer for Children’s Hospital, a surreal parody of Grey’s Anatomy. She is now working with the CSI-franchise-spoof NTSF:SD: SUV, which stands for National Terrorism Strike Force, San Diego, Sports Utility Vehicle.
She has married to the actor since 2005. The pair writes scripts together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal accepted their film Me Time about a female road trip.
Erica Oyama Nominations
Primetime Emmy Award designed for Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs.
Erica Oyama Husband Ken Marino
Ken has enjoyed a relatively peaceful life on the personal front, despite his celebrity status. The actor shares a happy marriage with wife Erica Oyama, who is also a screenwriter in Hollywood. It was by sheer coincidence that the duo came across each other in 2003 at a Super Bowl party hosted by the popular talk show, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ Ken’s life changed forever as he began dating his future wife just three days later.
The love- birds, finally tied the knot two years later. Ken and Erica blessed with two beautiful children – son Riley in 2007 and daughter Ruby in 2009. Professionally, the actor and his spouse have collaborated on the TV show ‘Burning Love,’ which is a spoof of the reality television series ‘The Bachelor.’ While Erica wrote the presentation, Ken has directed the show across all its three seasons.
Quick Facts About Erica Oyama
Alternate Names: Erica Oyama Marino
Mother’s name: Yasuhiko Oyama.
Daughter’s name: Riley Marino & Ruby Marino.
Spouse: Ken Marino (m. 2005), 28 March 1981 (age 38 years), United States
Children: Riley Ken’ichi Marino, Ruby Marino