Date Of Birth

June 21, 1978


Erica Durance began pursuing an acting career after graduating from high school, when she moved to Vancouver. While studying at the Yaletown Actors Lab, she began taking bit roles, progressing to guest roles in television. Her early roles include stints in The Chris Isaak Show, Tru Calling and Stargate SG-1.

Durance’s biggest break came in 2004, when she took a guest role on Smallville – where she happened to play Lois Lane. She was promoted to series regular in the fifth season, the following year. Her success on the show led to roles in films such as The Butterfly Effect 2 and The Bridge.

Durance was previously married to her boyfriend Wes Parker, but they split in 2001. She is currently married to actor David Palffy in 2005.

In 2012, Durance returned to the small screen as she joined the cast of the medical drama series Saving Hope.

Place of Birth

Calgary, AB

Birth Name

Erica Durance



Fun Facts

– Erica is of French Canadian descent.

– Erica has a great fear of water and birds.

– Erica grew up on a turkey farm.

– As a teenager, Erica had braces on her teeth.


2012: Saving Hope (TV series)

2004-2011: Smallville (TV series) – Lois Lane/Brianna Withridge/Chloe Sullivan/…

2009: Beyond Sherwood Forest (TV movie) – Maid Marian

2009: Final Verdict (TV movie) – Megan Washington

2009: The Building (TV movie) – Jules Wilde

2007: I Me Wed (TV movie) – Isabelle Darden

2006: The Butterfly Effect 2 – Julie Miller

2006: Stranded (TV movie) – Carina

2004: The Collector (TV series) – Rachel Slate

2004: Stargate SG-1 (TV series) – Krista James

2004: Andromeda (TV series) – Amira

2004: Tru Calling (TV series) – Angela Todd

2004: The Chris Isaak Show (TV series) – Ashley

2004: The Bridge (short) – Amy

2003: Devil Winds (TV movie) – Kara Jensen

2003: House of the Dead – Johanna

2003: 111 Gramercy Park (TV movie) – Maddy O’Donne

2002: The Untold (video) – Tara Knowles


Erica Parker, ED