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|Erica Durance is a Canadian actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane in the WB/CW series Smallville.|
In 2012, Durance began starring in the lead role in the new medical drama television series Saving Hope.
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.
2004 also saw Durance cast as Lois Lane on Smallville at the start of the 4th season. Executive Producer Kelly Souders recalled hiring Durance stating: “There were a lot of wonderful actresses who came in for the role but I remember sitting and watching her tape and everybody was like, ‘That’s her. There’s no question.’” Fellow producer Brian Peterson added that from the moment Durance was hired they knew she would be Lois for the series. Durance was a frequent guest star as Lois for the 4th season of Smallville and was then promoted as a series regular for the start of the 5th season. She remained part of the regular cast for the remainder of the series run which ended in 2011.
After 7 years, 2011 saw Durance complete her stint on Smallville as Lois Lane and at the same time guest star in one episode of the cancelled ABC show remake of Charlie’s Angels.
In January 2012, she guest starred again, this time in the NBC TV series Harry’s Law. 2012 also saw Durance do a cameo in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.
In the summer of 2012, Durance began playing the lead role in the NBC/CTV medical drama Saving Hope, where she is also a producer. The series also stars Michael Shanks and Daniel Gillies. Saving Hope premiered on NBC and CTV on June 7. Season 2 began on June 25 2013.