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Who's Erica Durance?
Erica Durance was born in Calgary, and was raised in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. After graduating from high school, Durance moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, to pursue her interest in acting professionally. "I wanted to get my feet wet in a smaller area than Los Angeles when I gave it a try," Durance has said. She continued to study acting at The Yaletown Actors Lab for many years with her coach and husband, David Palffy. She started out with background work, graduating to commercials and then guest-starring roles, landing more substantial roles each time.

In 2004, she guest-starred on The Chris Isaak Show playing Ashley, a woman on a date with Chris. In Tru Calling, her character was a contender in a beauty pageant opposite Eliza Dushku's character. On the Sci-Fi Channel, she played an intergalactic librarian in Andromeda and a love interest for Teal'c in Stargate SG-1. She also played a sister to one of the leads in the Canadian show The Collector.

2004 also saw Durance cast as Lois Lane on Smallville at the start of the 4th season. Executive Producer Kelly Souders recalled hiring Durance stating: "There were a lot of wonderful actresses who came in for the role but I remember sitting and watching her tape and everybody was like, 'Thatís her. There's no question.'" Fellow producer Brian Peterson added that from the moment Durance was hired they knew she would be Lois for the series. Durance was a frequent guest star as Lois for the 4th season of Smallville and was then promoted as a series regular for the start of the 5th season. She remained part of the regular cast for the remainder of the series run which ended in 2011. After 7 years, 2011 saw Durance complete her stint on Smallville as Lois Lane and at the same time guest star in one episode of the cancelled ABC show remake of Charlie's Angels.

In the summer of 2012, Durance began playing the lead role in the NBC/CTV medical drama Saving Hope, where she is also a producer. The series also stars Michael Shanks and Daniel Gillies. Saving Hope premiered on NBC and CTV on June 7. Season 2 began on June 25 2013. Season 3 is scheduled to begin September 2014.
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Filmography
111 Gramercy Park (2001)
The Untold (2002)
House of the Dead (2003)
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
I Me Wed (2007)
Gemelle (2012)

The Lone Gunmen (2001)
The Chris Isaak Show (2004)
Tru Calling (2004)
Andromeda (2004)
Stargate SG-1 (2004)
The Collector(2004)
Smallville (2004-2011)
charlie's Angels (2011)
Harry's Law (2012)
Saving Hope (2012)
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Details and Trivia
Alternate Names: Erica Parker
Born June 21, 1978
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Considers her family to be her most important asset.

First discovered by well known agent/talent scout Jeff Palffy, formerly of Ford Models, now with PMG Management in Vancouver.

Loves singing and is a trained singer.

Voted the best "Lois Lane" ever in a poll by Attack of the Show! (2005).

Admires actresses Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett and Ashley Judd and, as a child, Erica admired Madonna.

Favorite comic book character was Lois Lane, even before she was cast in the role.

As a teenager had braces on her teeth.

Favorite authors are Jane Austen and Ellen Montgomery.

In a Supergirl comic, a poster of her can be seen in the bedroom of Superboy.

Said that she will only play Lois Lane in a Superman movie if her Smallville (2001) co-star Tom Welling is her Clark Kent/Superman, otherwise she would feel as though she's "cheating" on him.

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