Erica Cerra

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Erica Cerra
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Cerra at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1979-10-31) October 31, 1979 (age 36)
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, artificial intelligence A.L.I.E. on The 100 and as the body model for Ashley Williams in the Mass Effect video game series.

Career[edit]

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, Cerra 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 appeared in the CW series iZombie in 2015.

Erica appeared in the second season finale of the CW series The 100 which aired on March 11, 2015, as a mysterious A.I. called A.L.I.E. She played the main antagonist during the third season.[4] In the seventh and final episodes of the third season, Cerra played Becca, the creator of A.L.I.E. in a flashback storyline.[citation needed]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Adam & Evil Yvonne
2006 Man About Town Sela
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Hera
2010 Stranger, TheThe Stranger Grace Bishop Video
2011 Rise of the Damned Brit
2015 Shark Killer Jasmine

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Jake 2.0 Sam "Last Man Standing"
2004 Collector, TheThe Collector Vonnie "The Supermodel"
2005 Young Blades Giselle "Rub-a-Dub Sub"
2005 Cold Squad Stephanie Johnston "C'mon I Tip Waitresses"
2005 4400, TheThe 4400 Molly Caldicott "Lockdown"
2006 L Word, TheThe L Word Uta Refson "Lifeline", "Lone Star"
2006 Eureka: Hide and Seek Jo Lupo Web series
2006 Battlestar Galactica Maya Recurring role
2006-12 Eureka Jo Lupo Main role
2008 Reaper Nicole Manders "Acid Queen"
2009 Warehouse 13 Jillian Whitman "Duped"
2009 Sanctuary Emma Correia "Veritas"
2010 Smallville Adrianna Tomaz "Isis"
2011 Supernatural Robin "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
2012 Mega Cyclone Carolyn TV film
2012 Wishing Tree, TheThe Wishing Tree Clarissa TV film
2014 Motive Diane Torrance "Deception"
2014 Rush Laurel Burke Recurring role
2014 Package Deal Emma "Sex Sex Sex"
2015 iZombie Sasha Arconi "Dead Air"
2015 Welcome Home Cynthia TV film
2015-present 100, TheThe 100 Alie Recurring role

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