Don’t feel bad for Erinn Hayes. Yes, the Kevin Can Wait star was fired from the show after only one season. However, as unceremonious as her exit might’ve been, it seems now that it was for the best. When the 41-year-old was revealed to be leaving the CBS sitcom early last summer, it turned into a major controversy when many assumed star Kevin James was scheming to have his former King of Queens wife Leah Remini replace her. But Erinn herself seems to have already moved past the drama. She has a lot going for her these days — both personally and professionally. Read on for more about the actress and to see what she’s up to now!
Erinn went to college for acting
Though she originally hails from San Francisco, she attended college at the University of Colorado Boulder. The brunette beauty graduated with a bachelor’s of fine arts in performance degree in 1998.
Erinn and co-star Kevin on Kevin Can Wait.
She’s happily married
Her TV marriage may not have worked out, but in real life, Erinn has been happily married to construction supervisor Jack Hayes for 13 years. The high school sweethearts tied the knot in 2004 when the actress was 28.
Erinn is a mom-of-two
The busy working mom has two children with her hubby. Erinn and Jack first welcomed daughter Maggie Mae, 10, in 2007. They had their second girl, now-eight-year-old Lilah Grace, in 2009.
Her Instagram is a must-follow
Whether you’re more interested in her life as an actress or a mother, Erinn’s Instagram has a little bit for everyone. She’s constantly posting cute moments with her girls, hilarious throwbacks from her lengthy career, and set pics with her castmates.
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It’s not quite the 24th yet, but was going through some old photos and found our wedding album. This picture is almost 13 years old, same as our marriage. Still that happy about being with this guy. And we should all walk around looking as good as we do in a black and white photo.
Erinn’s big break was on Adult Swim
The actress has been gracing TV screens since 2001, appearing in smaller roles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, and New Girl. Prior to Kevin Can Wait, Erinn was best known as Dr. Lola Spratt on the satirical Adult Swim comedy series, Childrens Hospital, in which she starred alongside Malin Akerman, Henry Winkler, and Rob Corddry.
She’s an Emmy-nominated actress
Though Childrens Hospital didn’t make Erinn a household name, it did earn her a cult following of viewers and critics. It also snagged her a 2016 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.
Erinn is already appearing on a new show
The mother-of-two is starring on the upcoming Amazon original series The Dangerous Book for Boys which is set to air in 2018. The show is based on the book of the same name, which focuses on a middle-class family dealing with the loss of their patriarch. Erinn will play his widow and the mother of their three sons.
She’s taller than you might think
Erinn is actually 5 feet 9 inches, which is taller than we thought! It’s always hard to tell how tall an actress is by only seeing them on television!
She’s super young!
Erinn is only 41 years old — and we think she looks great for her age! She was born on May 25, 1976. The actress still has her youthful, glowing look today!