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.
Gave 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.
The 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.
Laughs 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.
Netscape named her one of the "Sexiest Sci-Fi Babes".
One of the 6 beautiful women of Sci-fi featured in the 2007 Women of Sci-fi Calendar.
May 2006 cover girl for FHM US Magazine's 200th Edition.
October 2007 cover girl for Maxim Magazine.
In 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.
Ranked #38 in FHM US's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
First discovered by well known agent/talent scout Jeff Palffy, formerly of Ford Models, now with PMG Management in Vancouver.
Smallville (2001) was my first love and it is always close to my heart.
I'm fairly introverted, but when I do stuff like a Maxim shoot, there's a side of me I call Gillian.
If 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.
Nudity is just about your body. It's easier to shut yourself off outside than reveal your inner thoughts.
I'm learning to embrace who I am and what I look like.