Erica Durance born June 21, 1978 is a Canadian actress. She has also been credited as Erica Parker. She is best known for her role as Lois Lane on the Superman-inspired television series. Durance was born in Calgary, Alberta and was raised in Three Hills, Alberta. After graduating from high school, Durance moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, to pursue her interest in acting professionally.
She played an intergalactic librarian in Andromeda and a love interest for Teal’c in Stargate SG-1. Durance was a frequent guest star for the 4th season of Smallville and was then promoted as a series regular for the 5th season. She is still part of the regular cast as of the 9th season, and will appear in all 22 episodes of the (current) 10th season. Durance was listed in the World’s 100 Sexiest as cover girl so many times on United Kingdom magazine.