Born in a small Canadian town, Durance moved to Vancouver in her twenties to pursue acting. After appearing in a handful of films (including the 2003 horror flick House of the Dead, which costarred her future husband David Palffy) and landing guest spots on a number of TV series (including sci-fi favorites Stargate SG-1 and Andromeda), the stunning starlet joined the cast of Smallville in 2004 as Superman's brainy match, Lois Lane.

Fast Facts

  • Grew up on a turkey farm.
  • Appeared in commercials for Kokanee Beer as a "Glacier Girl."
  • Began her acting career in horror movies and on sci-fi series.
  • Her favorite episodes of Smallville are "Lucy" and "Spirit."
  • Met husband David Palffy while taking acting classes in Vancouver.


  • Gail Durance — Mother
  • Joel Durance — Father
  • David Palffy — Husband


  • Birth Place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Birthday: June 21, 1978, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor

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