A stunning beauty with girl-next-door charm, Erica Durance came out of relative obscurity and stepped into the role of one of the most iconic onscreen characters of all time. Durance acted mostly in independent films and on short-lived television shows before she was cast as Lois Lane on the hit series "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-06; The CW, 2006-2011). Durance made her mark on the small screen by playing the beloved character, a small-town girl who ends up a successful journalist and Superman's love interest. Faced with the pressure of portraying such a known character, Durance exceeded expectations and became a favorite amongst comic book fans and television viewers. Later in her career, Durance took on more feature film roles, yet it was her star-making turn as Lois on "Smallville" that made her one of the small screen's most memorable leading ladies.