Erica Durance (French surname), born June 21, 1978, is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Lois Lane on Smallville.Born in Calgary, she was raised in Three Hills, Alberta.Parker was the surname of her first husband, which she had taken when they wed in 1996; they separated in 1999 and divorced. Durance married for the second time on January 8, 2005, to Canadian actor David Palffy. They reside in Vancouver.After graduating from high school, Durance moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, to pursue her interest in acting professionally. "I wanted to get my feet wet in a smaller area than Los Angeles when I gave it a try", Durance has said. She continued to study acting, starting out with background work, graduating to commercials, and then guest-starring roles, landing more substantial roles each time.In 2004, she guest-starred on The Chris Isaak Show playing Ashley, a woman on a date with Chris. In Tru Calling, her character was a contender in a beauty pageant opposite Eliza Dushku's character. On the Sci-Fi Channel, she played an intergalactic librarian in Andromeda and a love interest for Teal'c in Stargate SG-1. She also played a sister to one of the leads in the Canadian show The Collector.Durance is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane on the WB (now the CW) series Smallville. She was a frequent guest star for the fourth season of the show (2004-05) and joined the regular cast for the fifth season (2005-06), sixth season (2006-07), and seventh season (2007-2008).
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