Former "Detroit 1-8-7" star Erin Cummings told Names & Faces on Tuesday that fans can see her back on ABC this fall in the new series "Pan Am."
Cummings will play Ginny Sadler, the sexy young mistress of an airline exec, in the stylish '60s-set drama about the high-flying lives of pilots and flight attendants.
Cummings, who founded the Mittens for Detroit charity while working in the Motor City last season, is expected to show up in the series' fourth episode. "Pan Am," starring Christina Ricci, debuts at 10 p.m. Sept. 25.
Celebrity Authentics is excited to announce that we will be presenting Erin Cummings at the New York Comic Con on October 15-16, 2011 for her first public autograph appearance!! Ms. Cummings is an America actress who has appeared in the television series Detroit 1-8-7 as Dr. Abbey Ward and Starz original action-adventure drama series Spartacus: Blood and Sand as Sura - Spartacus' Thracian wife. Born in Huntsville, TX, to a military family, she is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Journalism. Her professional acting career began when she was spotted by an L.A. talent scout while performing in a Dallas community theater. Ms. Cummings has studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, playing the roles of Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Queen Gertrude in Hamlet with the Santa Susana Repertory theater Company. Ms. Cummings has also appeared alongside America Olivo and Julia Voth in the action film Bitch Slap and has had recurring roles in Mad Men, Cold Case, Dollhouse, Nip/Tuck, Star Trek: Enterprise and Charmed. Erin is the founder of Mittens For Detroit, a community initiative whose sole purpose is to collect and distribute new gloves and mittens to children and adults in the city of Detroit. Her appearance at the NYCC will be limited and pre-sale for both Autograph and Photo Opportunity
Erin is shown as one of the celebrity supporters on the website of Arm the Animals.
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While fans won't be seeing her on the now-canceled "Detroit 1-8-7," Erin Cummings still plans to keep her promise to warm Motor City hearts and hands this year. And, she said, plans for her Mittens for Detroit (MFD) charity initiative will be even bigger in 2011.
"One of the things I noticed in Michigan last year is that a lot of times when Hollywood comes to town they take what they want and then leave," Cummings said. "The city and state means so much to us. Just because I'm not living in Michigan and 'Detroit 1-8-7' won't be there filming anymore, it doesn't mean that winters in Michigan are going to get any warmer."
Helping her cause to give new gloves and mittens to metro Detroit children and families in need will be the North Woodward Community Foundation. Through NWCF, Cummings' MFD is now a publicly supported, nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization. That means besides accepting gloves and mittens, MFD can accept monetary donations and then go out and buy goods.
Also new in its second year is a board of directors, including Philip Cooley, owner of Slows BBQ, and Dennis Archer Jr., publisher of Ambassador magazine. Cummings said that with the new board and the support of metro Detroiters, she hopes to double the 10,000 pairs of gloves that were collected last year.
For the latest info on MFD, including news on community events being planned and where the drop boxes will be located, head to mittensfordetroit.org.
Cummings, who is planning to come to town next weekend for the Kid Rock concert and the 2011 Ilitch Charities Celebrity Golf Classic, said she has more Motor City-centric news brewing. She and the creative crew from the Farmington Hills-based Scientifically Proven Entertainment are producing "Bitch Slap Code Name: Foxy 69," a downloadable video game based on the character Cummings played in the 2009 film "Bitch Slap."