Lois Lane

Played by Erica Durance

Lois Lane (Erica Durance) is an outgoing but stubborn young woman with a willful personality. She is head-strong, aggressive, and brave to a fault. Her tough exterior is perhaps partially due to the way that her father, General Sam Lane (Michael Ironside), raised her. He was so career-minded that he had little time left to show tenderness toward his daughter.

Lois first arrives in Smallville to investigate the apparent death of her cousin, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack). In the course of solving the case and eventually being reunited with her cousin, she becomes entrenched in the strange events of the town. She later comes to live in Smallville on the farm of Martha and Clark Kent (Annette O'Toole and Tom Welling), and grows close to the family. Lois's inquisitive nature leads her to take many different jobs, but she finally comes into her own when she gets hired as a reporter for the Daily Planet.

Unfortunately for her, Lois's love life proves difficult. She goes through a harrowing and failed relationship with Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley), a.k.a The Green Arrow, and had difficulty coming to grips with her feelings toward Clark. Eventually in Season 10, Clark and Lois enter into a relationship and he reveals his secret to her. Clark does not realize that Lois already knew he was the superhero known as The Blur.

Memorable Quotes:

"Call me crazy, but I've always been a firm believer that beauty -- it's on the inside."

"Ollie's a good kisser, don't get me wrong, but that Green Arrow, he could teach Ollie a thing or two."