Erica Durance is a well-known Canadian actress. She was born in Calgary on June 21, 1978. She grew up on a turkey farm in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada along with her two siblings. Since childhood, she learned classical signing, but in 1999, she moved to Vancouver to pursue professional acting.
She married Wesley Parker in 1996 but went through a divorce in 1999. In 2005, she married David Palffy who was also her coach in Yaletown Actors Studio.
Her acting career started with background work. She later moved on to commercials and then to guest-starring roles. She debuted in a feature film named ‘The Untold’ in 2002. She also worked as a guest star in The Chris Isaak Show (a comedy series), and The Collector (a supernatural series).
For the television series Smallville, Durance booked photo doubles and an agent for background actors. She was seriously considering quitting her acting career, but she was cast in Smallville as Lois Lane in 2004. That helped her acting career to take off, and she went on to act in several films, television series, and television films.
|2002||The Untold||Tara Knowles|
|2003||House of the Dead||Johanna|
|2006||The Butterfly Effect 2||Julie Miller|
|2010||Sophie and Sheba||Natalia|
|2012||Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie||Paris Waitress|
|2001||The Lone Gunmen||Dancer|
|2003||Devil Winds||Kara Jensen|
|2003||111 Gramercy Park||Maddy O’Donnell|
|2004||The Chris Isaak Show||Ashley|
|2004||Tru Calling||Angela Todd|
|2004||Stargate SG-1||Krista James|
|2004||The Collector||Rachel Slate|
|2006||Island Heat: Stranded||Carina|
|2007||I Me Wed||Isabelle Darden|
|2009||The Building||Jules Wilde|
|2009||Final verdict||Megan Washington|
|2009||Beyond Sherwood Forest||Maid Marian|
|2011||Charlie’s Angels||Samantha Masters|
|2012||Harry’s Law||Annie Bilson|
|2012||6 passi nel giallo||Angela/Christine|
|2012-2017||Saving Hope||Dr. Alex Reid|
|2014||Wedding Planner Mystery||Carnegie Kincaid|
|2017-2019||Supergirl||Alura Zor-El Agent Noel Neill|
|2019||The Christmas Chalet||Grace|
|2020||Private Eyes||Lauren Campbell|
|2021||The Enchanted Christmas Cake||Gwen|
|2021||Open By Christmas||Simone|
|2022||North to Home||Hannan|
|2022||Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez||Zenya|
Erica Durance FAQ
In 2022, Erica Durance played the role of Zenya in the television film Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez. She played the character of Abby’s mother. The film is based on the true event of the abduction of a 14-year-old girl and how she survived against all odds.
In Supergirl, she played the role of Alura Zor-El. This role was initially played by Laura Benanti, by Durance later replaced her.
She joined Smallville in 2004 in Season 4 as a guest star.
She played the role of Lois Lane as a guest star in Smallville in Season 4. However, she became a regular in Season 5 and continued playing the role for seven more seasons until the series came to an end in 2011.
Per season she appeared in 13 episodes. In Season 7, however, she appeared only in 12 episodes because of the Writers’ Strike. In Season 8, too, she appeared in only 12 episodes. In Season 9, she appeared in 18 episodes. She was in 22 episodes in Season 10.
She was born in Calgary, Canada. She grew up in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada on a turkey farm along with her elder sister and brother.
Yes, she is still acting. In 2022, she played the role of Abby’s mother Zenya in the television film titled Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez.
She is currently married to David Palffy. She married him in 2005. Wesley Parker was her first spouse. She married Parked in 1996 and was divorced in 1999.
Erica Durance was born on June 21, 1978. She is now 43 years old. She will turn 44 on June 21, 2022.