2019 Gscf Morristown Guest Bios
Erica is known for her television roles, portraying Lois Lane in the series Smallville, and as Dr. Alex Reid in the medical drama series Saving Hope.
Durance rose to prominence in 2004, after being cast as Lois Lane on the television series Smallville, playing a sassy, street-smart teenage Lois in season four. 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 promoted to series regular in season five and became part of the regular cast for the remainder of the series run. On playing Lois Lane Durance said: "Everyone has their specific idea of who Lois Lane is for them, and you have your overall blueprint, but then you have to try to make it your own. That's the only way to try to stay truthful to what you're doing. It's an experience I will cherish always and never forget. Lois is a beloved character. I took that seriously and put my heart and soul into her for seven years. I enjoyed every minute and am forever changed by it”.
In June 2012, Durance began starring in the lead role in the CTV medical drama television seriesSaving Hope, as Chief Surgical Dr. Alex Reid until its run ended in 2017.
Since October 2017, Durance appears in The CW television series Supergirl as Kara's Kryptonian mother, Alura Zor-El, in a recurring role in season three.