Erica Cerra

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Erica Cerra
Cerra at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1979-10-31) October 31, 1979 (age 36)
Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Raffaele Fiore (m. 2010)
Children 1

Erica Cerra (born October 31, 1979) is a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Deputy Jo Lupo on the Syfy series Eureka and as the body model for Ashley Williams for the Mass Effect video game series.


Cerra was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, of Italian descent. Captivated by acting from an early age, she first appeared in the Canadian show KidZone then in numerous commercials as a child. She then took a break from acting, because, in her own words; "it was about wanting to be 14....I wanted to be 14 with no responsibility but I always wanted to act again. " [1]

Between 2001 and 2006, Cerrra had guest roles on several popular and critically acclaimed TV shows including Battlestar Galactica, The L Word and Smallville. Her other roles included parts in The 4400, The Dead Zone, Reaper, Huff and Dead Like Me, as well as the Canadian police procedural Cold Squad, the monster-hunting action series Special Unit 2, and the supernatural thriller series The Collector.[2] She also appeared in major cinematic movie releases Man About Town with Ben Affleck and Rebecca Romijn, and Blade:Trinity with Wesley Snipes.

In 2006, she starred in the music video for the Michael Bublé song "Save the Last Dance for Me".[3] That year also saw her land her most successful role to date, when she was cast as Deputy Jo Lupo in Eureka, a Syfy series which was broadcast between 2006 and 2012. Cerra was one of the stars of the ensemble cast, with her character playing an integral role throughout the series five seasons.

Cerra's face and body were used as the model for the character of Ashley Williams for the Mass Effect video game franchise.

She has since appeared in various guest roles in series such as Warehouse 13, Sanctuary, Supernatural and Motive. She had a recurring role in the 2014 USA Network series Rush and will appear in the CW series iZombie in 2015.

Erica appeared in the Season 2 finale of the CW series The 100 which aired on March 11, 2015, as a mysterious A.I. called A.L.I.E. She will play an integral part in the season 3 arc.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Cerra married Raffaele Fiore in November 2010. Cerra gave birth to the couple's first child, Talia Serafina, on May 14, 2012.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Adam & Evil Yvonne
Blade: Trinity Goth Vixen Wannabe
2005 The Long Weekend Attractive Woman
2006 Man About Town Sela
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Hera
The Stranger Grace Bishop
2012 The Wishing Tree Clarissa Vance TV movie
2015 Shark Killer Jasmine TV movie
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Special Unit 2 Pretty Girl Episode: "The Rocks"
2003 Black Sash Driver Episode: "Date Night"
Dead Like Me M.J. Bowers' Sister Episode: "Reaping Havoc"
Jake 2.0 Sam Episode: "Last Man Standing"
2004 The Collector Vonnie Episode: "The Supermodel"
The Dead Zone Eager Student Episode: "Instinct"
Huff Beautiful Waitress Episode: "Pilot"
The L Word Uta Refson Episode: "L'Ennui"
2005 Young Blades Giselle Episode: "Rubadub Sub"
Cold Squad Stephanie Johnston Episode: "C'mon I Tip Waitresses"
The 4400 Molly Caldicott Episode: "Lockdown"
Smallville Lex's Aid/Sorority Girl Episodes: "Lucy" and "Thirst"
2006 The L Word Uta Refson 2 Episodes: "Lifeline" and "Lonestar"
Battlestar Galactica Maya 4 Episodes: "Downloaded", "Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2", "Exodus: Part 1," and "Exodus: Part 2"
2006–2012 Eureka Jo Lupo Series Regular
2008 Reaper Nikki Episode: "Acid Queen"
2009 Warehouse 13 Jillian Whitman Episode: "Duped"
Sanctuary Emma Correia Episode: "Veritas"
2010 Smallville Adrianna Tomaz Episode: "Isis"
2011 Supernatural Robin Episode: "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
2014 Motive Diane Episode: "Deception"
2014 Package Deal Emma Episode: "Sex, Sex, Sex"
2014 Rush Laurel Burke 7 episodes
2015 The 100 A.L.I.E. Episode: "Blood Must Have Blood, Part Two"
2015 iZombie Sasha Arconi Episode: "Dead Air"
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Eureka: Hide and Seek Jo Lupo
2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy Action Star Episode: "Johnny Cage"


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