Erica GoldbergPlayed by Hayley Orrantia
The oldest and most rebellious Goldberg kid. Also the trendiest. She loves partying, General Hospital, Whitesnake and off the shoulder shirts. But Erica's smart as hell, too -- a double threat. She went from mathlete to miniskirts and showed up smoking hot junior year. Erica can also kick your ass. Especially if you're one of her siblings. She constantly battles with Barry, bickering over the phone line, pushing his buttons and delighting in his drop-of-a-hat emotional meltdowns. Erica may be the most crass Goldberg, but she's also sweet and protective when it comes to her baby bro, Adam. In a lot of ways, she's the one who's been the real parent to him. Erica may manipulate and beat up her younger brothers, but when push comes to shove, she looks out for them.
Hayley Orrantia is an actress, singer and songwriter originally from Highland Village, Texas. She was a contestant on season one of "The X Factor USA." Originally auditioning as a solo artist, she and three other contestants were assembled during the bootcamp phase by Simon Cowell into the girl group Lakoda Rayne. They were the last group in the competition and made it to the top nine.
As a solo artist, Orrantia has recorded songs on the soundtracks for Disney's "Tinker Bell" and "The Lost Treasure," "Camp Rock 2" and "Hannah Montana Forever." She has opened for several major artists and celebrities, including Easton Corbin, Hot Chelle Rae, Jack Ingram, JLS, Julianne Hough and Rachael Ray. In addition, she has sung the national anthem for the New Orleans Saints, Dallas Mavericks, FC Dallas, the Texas Legends, the Frisco Roughriders and the Fort Worth Brahmas. She has performed on the main stages at the Texas State Fair, the Montana State Fair, GrapeFest, Mayfest, the North Texas State Fair and numerous other venues across North Texas, and was the featured performer at the opening ceremonies for The Dallas Cup, the international high school soccer tournament.
An accomplished songwriter, Orrantia wrote the theme song for "The Janee Show" and co-wrote "Power of a Girl" for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts USA. She recently penned the song "Who I Am" for a friend suffering with an eating disorder, and has performed it for several National Eating Disorders Association events in Texas and California.
Orrantia appeared in the feature film "God's Not Dead 2." She also appears as the lead character, Brooke, a student whose family sues her high school teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) over the teacher quoting bible verses in class. Orrantia was featured in the movie "Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang," which premiered in 2010 at the Dallas International Film Festival. The film has received numerous awards from the National Home Builders, Telly Awards, Webby Awards and the Dallas Home Builders Association.
Since 2009, Orrantia has served as an ambassador for the Texas Music Project, a nonprofit organization focused on helping promote music education in Texas schools. She currently lives in Los Angeles.