Erica Durance is a Canadian actress best known in the Superman franchise, for her role as Lois Lane in the television series SMALLVILLE. In 2004 Erica joined the series in it's fourth season as a "Special Guest Star". Originally Erica was only meant to appear in just few episodes of Season 4 just to show the audience Clark's future love interest and wife, however Erica's breakout star performance portraying Lois in her youth as well as the amazing chemistry she had with star Tom Welling who portrayed Clark Kent on the series, won over the producer and fans that she was signed on to appear in a total of 13 episodes in season 4. In the fifth season Erica officially joined the cast full time and continued to appeared in 13 episode again as well as in Season 6. In Season 7 she was schedule to appear in more episodes however, due to the Writers' Strike, she only appeared in 12 episodes. In Season 8 for an unknown reason, she only appeared in 12 episodes as well. It wasn't until ninth season that she appeared in 18 episodes. In it's 10th and finale Season, Erica became the leading lady of the series who appeared in all 22 episodes commemorating her seven year run in the series with a total of 103 episodes.