Erica Durance
Birth Date:
January 1, 1978
Birth Place:
Three Hills, Alberta, Canada
5' 6½
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Young Lane


Canadian actress Erica Durance is probably most recognized for her portrayal of young Lois Lane on the WB hit series “Smallville.” Sometimes credited as Erica Parker, Erica Durance had made guest appearances on “The Chris Isaak Show,” “Tru Calling,” “Andromeda,” “Stargate SG-1” and “The Collector.” She was also seen in big screen’s The Untold (2002), House of the Dead (2003) and the TV movie Devil Winds (2003).

Brown/green-eyed, left-handed Erica Durance is the wife of actor David Palffy. Durance was recently featured on TV Commercial for Kokanee Beer.

Turkey Farm Girl

Childhood and Family:

In Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, Erica Durance was born on January 1, 1978 to a truck driver (Joel) and a librarian (Gail). Along with an older brother and sister, Erica grew up on a turkey farm.

On a set of “Stargate SG-1,” Erica Durance met actor David Palffy. The couple tied the knot on January 8, 2005 and currently lives in Vancouver.

Climbing Up


Moving to Vancouver to start her acting career, Erica Durance got her early acting jobs on TV shows. She made her first big screen appearance in Jonas Quastel's true-story based action adventure The Untold (2002, a.k.a. Sasquatch, starring Lance Henriksen and Andrea Roth).

Durance followed it up with the next year's film project, Uwe Boll's horror House of the Dead, in which she played small role Johanna. In the film written by Mark A. Altman and Dan Bates, Durance shared the screen with Jurgen Prochnow, Clint Howard, Ellie Cornell, Ona Grauer and Jonathan Cherry. That same year, Durance also costarred with Joe Lando and Nicole Eggert in the action drama TV movie helmed by Gilbert M. Shilton, Devil Winds, playing Kara Jensen.

Following her appearances in films, Durance was invited to guest star in such shows as "The Chris Isaak Show," the teen sci-fi drama "Tru Calling" (starring Eliza Dushku), "Andromeda" (starring Kevin Sorbo) and "Entertainment Tonight". She also appeared on an episode of the long-running sci-fi series "Stargate SG-1" (starring Richard Dean Anderson), "The Collector" (starring Chris Kramer) and "Extra."

Durance began received attention while playing the reoccurring role of young Lois Lane on the hit WB teen series “Smallville.” She became a frequent guest-star for the fourth season of the show (2004-2005), starring in 13 out of 22 episodes. Her frequent appearances on “Smallville” became fans favorite and the 26-year-old actress eventually asked to become a regular in the Superman’s early years drama series in its fifth season. In the teen sci-fi series created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Durance joins other cast members, including Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk.


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