Erica Durance was born in Calgary, Canada. Her father Joel was a truck driver, and her mother Gail was a librarian. Durance grew up with an older brother and sister on a turkey farm in Three Hills. After school, she moved to Vancouver to start her acting career. Durance started her career in commercials and guest-starring roles on different television series. In 2004 she was cast as Lois Lane on the television series Smallville, starting in season 4 as a guest-star and became series regular in season 5. She played the character for seven seasons on Smallville, ending in 2011. During this period, Durance also starring in number of television movies. In 2012, Durance was cast to played the lead role as Dr Alex Reid in the television medical drama Saving Hope. She is also a producer for the series.
Name: Erica Durance
Date of Birth: June 21, 1978
Place of Birth: Calgary, Canada
Place of Residence:Vancouver, Canada
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Education: The Yaletown Actors Lab
Height: 5’8″ / 173 cm
Weight: 123 lbs / 56 kg
Shoe size: 9 / 39.5 (EU)
Dress size: 2 (US)
Bra size: 32C
Measurements: 32-24-32 in / 81-61-81 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
- Wes Parker (married, 1996 – 1999)
- David Palffy (2005 – present, married since May, 2005)
Awards and Honors:
- 2011 – Teen Choice Award Nomination
- Gemini Award nomination (several times)
- Saturn Award Nomination (several times)
Hobbies and Interests:Travelling, Singing
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Burgers, Chocolate mint ice-cream
Favorite Music: U2, Lady Antebellum
Favorite Book: Anything by Jane Austin, Harry Potter
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Football
Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite TV Show: Supernatural
- As a teenager had braces on her teeth.
- Her phobias are water and birds.
- Once threw out the first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game.
- Favorite comic book character was Lois Lane, even before she was cast in the role.
- Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36.
- Posed for the “2007 Women of Sci-Fi” calendar.
- Big fan of the Christopher Reeve “Superman” films.
- Netscape named her one of the “Sexiest Sci-Fi Babes”.
- In a Supergirl comic, a poster of her can be seen in the bedroom of Superboy.
- Loves singing and is a trained singer.