Erica Durance is a Canadian actress as well a movie producer who came into the limelight from her outstanding portrayal of Lois Lane in the sitcom Smallville. Erica has also received credit for her character in the series Saving Hope in which she played the lead role of Dr. Alex Reid and has most recently been seen in the film Supergirl playing a recurring role as Alura Zoe-El. Learn about the real life of this stunning Canadian beauty and know more about her family as you read on.
Erica Durance’s Bio (Age)
The Canadian actress was born on the 21st of June 1978 in a small town called Calgary, Alberta and she has her birth sign as Cancer. Erica Durance was raised by her parents and she grew up in a turkey farm with her two other siblings; an elder brother and a sister.
In 1999 she graduated from high school and decided to move to Vancouver in pursuit of a future career in acting. Erica went on to study acting at Yale town Actors studio, where she successfully graduated and gained her professional certificate as an actress. In 2001 she had her first TV appearance as a dancer in a drama titled The Lone Gunmen. A few years later Erica Durance made her first guest appearances in a television show The Chris Isaak Show.
In 2004 her career changed for good when she had a big role in a TV series, Smallville where she had the opportunity to share the screen with Hollywood big shots Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk, and Michael Rosenbaum. Erica’s performance was exquisite in the series and it gave her the chance to be nominated for Saturn Award and Teen Choice Awards. Furthermore, the beautiful actress has landed a nomination from Gemini Award for her breathtaking performance in the TV film I Me Wed.
Apart from her acting career Erica Durance also happens to be a movie producer as well as director. She was the director and producer of 75 episodes of the TV series Saving Hope where she also played the lead character and got nominated by the Canadian screen awards for her intriguing performance in the series.
There’s no doubt that Erica Durance is very hardworking and has put in her best to get to the level at which she is now as an actress cum producer. Although some sources have pegged her net worth at $2.5 million, others have placed it at a tidy sum of $4.5 million.
It is common knowledge that the beautiful actress is very passionate about her family as she talks about how she takes her family to heart and how she sees them as her most treasured assets. The names of her parents are Gali Durance and Joel Durance but the names of her two older siblings are not known.
With regards to her marital life, Erica Durance was formerly married to her first husband Wesley Parker with whom she tied the nuptial knot in 1996. According to sources, things weren’t going smoothly in their marriage so they eventually went their separate ways in 1999. Currently, the actress is married to David Palffy who is also a Canadian actor, as well as a writer, and director.
The duo started dating in 2001 and finally got married about four years later in 2005. They announced that they were expecting their first child almost after a decade of being married and in February 2015 they welcomed their first child named Lochlan Palffy. Not too long after, she announced her second pregnancy and had her second son named Liam James Palffyin December 2016. Durance also has a stepson son called David Palffy from her husband’s ex-relationship.
Where Is Erica Durance Now?
The Smallville star has not featured in many films after 2015 although she has been seen in a couple of sitcoms. At the moment, Erica Durance is solely known for her appearance in the sitcom Supergirl
Body Measurement: Height
The stunning actress has detailed body measurements as listed below:
Height: 5 feet 7 inches, approximately 1.7m
Weight: 56 kg
Bust: 34 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Other Facts About The Actress
• Erica Durance was ranked at the 38th position on FHM magazine’s list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World and she was also the 26th sexiest woman on the TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2009
• She loves charity work and contributes greatly to the group World Vision Canada. In 2006 Erica Durance co-hosted the Superman/Batman 26th art auction where a lot of money was raised for charity purposes.
• During her leisure time, Durance loves to work out 6 days a week and does other healthy exercises like cardio, weightlifting, and yoga.
• Her favorite book is Harry Potter.