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Erica Durance was born on 21 June 1978, in Calgary, Alberta Canada, and is an actress as well as a television producer. Erica Durance is perhaps best recognized for her on-screen appearances, starring in such films as “The Butterfly Effect 2” with Dustin Milligan, “House of the Dead”, and “Island Heat: Stranded”, and has been credited for her contributions to “Smallville”, the television series “Charlie’s Angels”, as well as “The Chris Isaak Show” in addition to many others.

So just how rich is Erica Durance? Authoritative sources estimate that as of mid-2016, Erica Durance’s net worth amount to more than $2.5 million, the majority of Erica’s wealth having come from her appearances on television during a career in the entertainment industry now spanning over 15 years.

Erica Durance Net Worth $2.5 Million

Following matriculation from high school, Erica Durance moved to Vancouver in order to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Durance studied at The Yaletown Actors Lab, and although initially only receiving minor work offers, she eventually began appearing in various commercials, before moving to star in films and television productions. Erica’s major breakthrough came in 2004, when she was offered the role of Ashley in “The Chris Isaak Show”, a sitcom that featured famous rock musician Chris Isaak, and which then opened many other acting opportunities for Durance. Erica continued her acting career with minor roles in “Andromeda” with Kevin Sorbo and the supernatural drama series “The Collector”, until that same year she landed the role of Lois Lane in the science fiction-drama series “Smallville”, developed by Alfred Gough, and co-starring alongside famous actors including Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack and John Schneider. The popular television series has now been on air for 10 seasons with a total of 218 episodes released, and with average viewers totalling 4.3 million per episode, it is unquestionable that “Smallville” is extremely popular among its audience. Needless to say, Erica Durance’s role in the series has broadened her acting perspectives, as well as contributing to her net worth.

After seven seasons in “Smallville”, Erica Durance starred in an episode of the short-lived and highly criticized television series “Charlie’s Angels” with Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor. In 2012, Durance made a guest appearance in “Harry’s Law”, a legal comedy-drama series created by David E. Kelley, with Kathy Bates, Karen Olivo and Mark Valley in the main roles. The same year Durance joined the cast of “Saving Hope”, a supernatural medical drama focused on Dr. Alex Reid who is played by Durance. The show has been renewed for the third season, so the viewers will get to see a lot more of Erica Durance’s character; she has been nominated for a Saturn Award, Teen Choice Award, and Canadian Screen Awards Academy for Best Actress.

Durance has featured in over 15 films, and a similar number of TV productions. Erica has also appeared on a list of Canada’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and “Summer 2012 Hottest Women of TV” list.

In her personal life, Erica was married to Wesley Parker (1996-99), and has been married to Canadian actor, writer and director David Palffy since January 2005, and with whom she has two sons. The family is now based in Vancouver.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 21, 1978
Birth place: Calgary, Canada
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Actres, television producer, director
Education:Yaletown Actors Studio
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:David Palffy (m. 2005), Wes Parker (m. 1996–1999)
Children:Lochlan William Pallfy
Parents:Joel Durance, Gail Durance
Nominations:Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2005 (2005), 2006), Teen Choice Award (2011), Canadian Screen Awards for best actress (2013), Gemini Awards for Best Performance by an Actress (2008)
Movies:"The Bridge" (2004), "The Untold" (2002), "Sophie and Sheba" (2010), "Painkillers" (2015)
TV shows:"Final Verdict" (2009), "Charlie's Angels" (2011), "Harry's Law" (2012), "Saving Hope" (2012-), "I Me Wed" (2007), "Smallville" (2004-2011), "Andromeda" (2004)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son, Lochlan William Pallfy on February 10, 2015. Child's father is her husband, David Palffy.
2The television series Smallville had originally planned for Erica Durance's character Lois Lane to appear in only a few episodes in season 4. The producers was so impressed with Durance performance and her chemistry with Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent. Her appearance on the show was extended. The next season Durance became a regular cast member on the show.
3She has appeared with Michael Shanks in three different series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Smallville (2001) and Saving Hope (2012).
4Ranked #15 in FHM's "Sexiest Women" list in 2008.
5Grew up on a turkey farm in a small town called Three Hills, Alberta.
6Said that she will only play Lois Lane in a Superman movie if her Smallville (2001) co-star Tom Welling is her Clark Kent/Superman, otherwise she would feel as though she's "cheating" on him.
7Ranked on Entertainment Weekly's "Sci-fi Hotties of '09: The Women".
8#14 in FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2009.
9Posed for the "2007 Women of Sci-Fi" calendar, which was produced by Christopher Judge (who was also the photographer) and Michael Shanks.
10Her brother-in-law is actor Jeff Judge, brother of Stargate SG-1 (1997) star Christopher Judge. Jeff is married to her sister, Jenny Durance-Judge.
11Laughs off the rumors of cosmetic surgeries and that she is all natural. Says it all comes from all the hard work she does in the gym like running on the treadmill and doing bench press exercises which contributed to her bust increase.
12Netscape named her one of the "Sexiest Sci-Fi Babes".
13Big fan of the Christopher Reeve "Superman" films.
14Trained with a friend who is an exotic dancer to prepare for her role in a Smallville (2001) episode where "Lois Lane" plays a stripper.
15Loves being a step-mom, is very close to her step-son and wants to have her own kids someday.
16Favorite Superman actor is Christopher Reeve and favors Tom Welling over Brandon Routh.
17In a Supergirl comic, a poster of her can be seen in the bedroom of Superboy.
18Good friends with Jeph Loeb. Jeph says that Erica is great as "Lois Lane" and he had a lot to do with her getting hired for the role. They stayed friends even after he left Smallville (2001).
19Smallville (2001) co-creator Alfred Gough said he was blown away when he first met her.
20Gave a brief tribute to Dana Reeve, who passed away March 6, 2006 after the Smallville (2001) episode, Smallville: Hypnotic (2006).
21One of the 6 beautiful women of Sci-fi featured in the 2007 Women of Sci-fi Calendar.
22May 2006 cover girl for FHM US Magazine's 200th Edition.
23October 2007 cover girl for Maxim Magazine.
24In 2006, she and Jeph Loeb co-hosted the WWC: Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund Charity Auction with all the proceeds going to the Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund at the Wizard World convention in Chicago. The auction raised $72,000 and Erica also refused the offer of $15,000 for her appearance and, instead, donated the money towards the auction and did the event for free.
25One of her favorite books is Harry Potter.
26Favorite authors are Jane Austen and Ellen Montgomery.
27Works out 6 days a week and does cardio, weightlifting, and yoga for at least 1 and 1/2 hours to 2 hours. Relies on high protein and low carbs/fats for her diet.
28Favorite "Lois Lane" actress is Margot Kidder.
29Ranked No.97 in AskMen.com's "Top 99 Most Desirable Women".
30Phobias are water and birds.
31As a teenager had braces on her teeth.
32Once threw out the first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game.
33Favorite comic book character was Lois Lane, even before she was cast in the role.
34Very good friends with Smallville (2001) co-stars Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk.
35Considers her family to be her most important asset.
36MSN TV has compiled a list of the Top 25 Fall TV Hotties in 2006 that viewers should look out for and Erica is one of their choices.
37Husband, David Palffy, is also her acting coach.
38Admires actresses Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett and Ashley Judd and, as a child, Erica admired Madonna.
39Voted the best "Lois Lane" ever in a poll by Attack of the Show! (2005).
40Voted TV Guide's Healthiest and Most Physically Fit Star on Television in an online poll.
41Loves singing and is a trained singer.
42Her favorite movies are the BBC version of "Pride and Prejudice", Elizabeth (1998), "The Lord of the Rings", Underworld (2003) and Trainspotting (1996).
43Ranked #15 in FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2008" supplement. (2008).
44Ranked #20 in FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2007" supplement. (2007).
45Is of French Candian descent.
46Sister-in-law of Jeff Palffy.
47Ranked #38 in FHM US's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
48First discovered by well known agent/talent scout Jeff Palffy, formerly of Ford Models, now with PMG Management in Vancouver.


Quotes

#Quote
1Smallville (2001) was my first love and it is always close to my heart.
2I'm fairly introverted, but when I do stuff like a Maxim shoot, there's a side of me I call Gillian.
3If you think too much about playing an icon, it will immobilize you. You have to treat it like a fresh character. Sure, there are guidelines so that you don't upset people, but you have to find your own way.
4Nudity is just about your body. It's easier to shut yourself off outside than reveal your inner thoughts.
5I'm learning to embrace who I am and what I look like.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic RoleSaving Hope (2012)
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress on TelevisionSmallville (2001)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiSmallville (2001)
2008GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesI Me Wed (2007)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionSmallville (2001)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionSmallville (2001)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Painkillers2015Trudy
Saving Hope2012-2015TV SeriesDr. Alex Reid
Divorced Family2015TV Series
Wedding Planner Mystery2014TV MovieCarnegie Kincaid
6 passi nel giallo2012TV Mini-SeriesAngela / Christine
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie2012Paris Waitress
Harry's Law2012TV SeriesAnnie Bilson
Charlie's Angels2011TV SeriesSamantha Masters
Smallville2004-2011TV SeriesLois Lane / Isis / Silver Banshee / ...
Sophie & Sheba2010/IINatalia
Beyond Sherwood Forest2009TV MovieMaid Marian
Final Verdict2009TV MovieMegan Washington
The Building2009TV MovieJules Wilde
I Me Wed2007TV MovieIsabelle Darden
The Butterfly Effect 22006Julie Miller
Stranded2006TV MovieCarina
The Collector2004TV SeriesRachel Slate
Stargate SG-12004TV SeriesKrista James
Andromeda2004TV SeriesAmira
Tru Calling2004TV SeriesAngela Todd
The Chris Isaak Show2004TV SeriesAshley
The Bridge2004/IShortAmy
111 Gramercy Park2003TV MovieMaddy O'Donnel (as Erica Parker)
Devil Winds2003TV MovieKara Jensen (as Erica Parker)
Mirusiuju namai2003Johanna (as Erica Parker)
The Untold2002VideoTara Knowles (as Erica Parker)
The Lone Gunmen2001TV SeriesDancer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saving Hope2012-2015TV Series producer - 41 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smallville2005-2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back in the Jacket: A Smallville Homecoming2011Video documentary short special thanks
Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Writers' Room2005Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Back in the Jacket: A Smallville Homecoming2011Video documentary shortHerself
Smallville: A Decade of Comic-Con2011Video shortHerself
Smallville: The Complete Series Retrospective2011Video documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight Canada2009TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Attack of the Show!2008TV SeriesHerself
Smallville: Big Fans2007Video documentary shortHerself
PIX 11 Morning News2007TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHerself
Smallville: 100th Episode -The Making of a Milestone2006Video documentaryHerself
Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Writers' Room2005Video shortHerself
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of: House of the Dead2004VideoHerself
Access Hollywood2004TV SeriesHerself
Extra2004TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2004TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHerself
Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles2006TV Mini-SeriesLois Lane

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