Erica Durance is a Canadian actress, producer, and director.
Let’s find out some interesting facts about her!
1. Erica Durance was born June 21, 1978 in Calgary.
2. Her parents were Gail and Joel Durance and was raised on a turkey farm with her older brother and sister in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.
3. She was trained as a classical singer from childhood. After graduating from high school, in 1999, Durance moved to Vancouver to pursue her interest in acting professionally.
4. “I wanted to get my feet wet in a smaller area than Los Angeles when I gave it a try,” Durance has said.
5. She continued to study acting at the “Yaletown Actors Studio” for many years with her coach and husband, David Palffy.
6. Durance began her career with background work, graduating to commercials and guest-starring roles.
7. Durance made her feature film debut in the 2002 movie The Untold.
8. Durance first gained fame in 2004, after being cast as Lois Lane on the popular CW television series, Smallville, playing a sassy, street-smart teenage Lois Lane in season four. Ex
9. Durance also appeared in a number of films.
10. In 2006, she starred in the films The Butterfly Effect 2 and Island Heat: Stranded.
11. In 2007, Durance played Isabel Darden in the Lifetime movie I Me Wed.
12. She was nominated for a Gemini Awards for her performance in the film. Durance starred as Maid Marian in the 2009 movie Beyond Sherwood Forest.
13. In 2010, she appeared in the film Sophie and Sheba as an Aerial silk performer in the circus.
14. In 2011, she guests starred in the Charlie’s Angels television series as CIA operative Samantha Masters. In 2012, she appeared on the TV series Harry’s Law.
15. In the summer of 2012, Durance began starring in the lead role in the CTV medical drama television series, Saving Hope, as Chief Surgical Dr. Alex Reid. She is also a producer on the series.
16. In season 3, Durance’s real life pregnancy was worked into her character Alex Reid and the series. Saving Hope ended its run in 2017.
17. Durance played Carnegie Kincaid, a wedding planner, and a perfectionist, in the 2014 Hallmark movie Wedding Planner Mystery.
18. In 2015, Durance starred in the thriller film Painkillers with Tahmoh Penikett and Colm Feore.
19. In July 2017, The CW television series Supergirl announced that Durance will be taking over the role of Kara’s Kryptonian mother from Laura Benanti in a recurring role in season three.
20. FHM magazine ranked Durance #38 on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2006 and ranked her #20 in 2007, #15 in 2008, and #14 in 2009.
21. She has also appeared on the cover of FHM and Maxim magazine. In 2009, Durance was named by Entertainment Weekly Sci-fi Hotties Women.
22. BuddyTV ranked her #26 on its TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2009, and #16 on its 2010 list.
23. In 2012, BuddyTV ranked Durance #9 on their list of Summer 2012’s Sexiest Stars.
24. Durance was named one of Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful People by the Canadian edition of Hello! magazine’s special issue in 2012.
25. Durance was married to Wesley Parker from 1996 to 1999.
26. She began dating Canadian actor, writer and director David Palffy in 2001 and married him in 2005. She has a stepson from her husband’s previous relationship.
27. In September 2014, Durance revealed she was pregnant with the couple’s first child and gave birth to a boy in February 2015.
28. Durance announced she was pregnant with her second child in June 2016.
29. Her second son was born in December 2016.
30. Durance and her husband reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.
31. Durance is a supporter of World Vision Canada.
32. In August 2006, she co-hosted the Superman/Batman #26 art auction at the Wizard World Chicago convention, with comic book writer and Smallville producer Jeph Loeb. Durance refused her appearance fee and donated the money towards the auction. The auction raised $70,000. The event honored Loeb’s son, Sam Loeb, who died at age 17 after a long battle with bone cancer. With all the proceeds going to the “Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund”.