Karpluk in 2013
17 October 1978|
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Erin Karpluk was born in Jasper, Alberta to a high school principal mother and a railway engineer father. Her family is of Ukrainian descent. She majored in theatre at the University of Victoria and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2000.
Karpluk began her acting career in Vancouver and between 2000 and 2005, she appeared in more than a dozen television movies and series before landing the role of Kate in Godiva's. Her work during this period included "Voice of Sylan" in the final episode of Dark Angel and the TV movie Family Sins. She was also in a short-lived US television series called Glory Days in 2002. In 2004, she appeared in Legend of Earthsea and played a serial killer in Ripper 2: Letter from Within. She earned a Leo nomination for her first season of Godiva's and a 2006 Gemini nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Since Godiva's, Karpluk has continued to work in television and short films. In 2007 she appeared in Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon, and The L Word. She had a leading role in a 2008 television movie, Smokejumpers, directed by John Terlesky.
Karpluk was offered the lead role of Erica Strange in the CBC Television series Being Erica when she was working in Los Angeles on The L Word. In 2009, Karpluk won the Gemini award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for her portrayal of the titular character. She also had a recurring role as Alice the radio station manager during the first season of The CW's Life Unexpected. Her only appearance in the second season was in the series finale because of a scheduling conflict resulting from Being Erica being picked up for a third year. Karpluk has also had recurring roles on Rookie Blue and Slasher, and starred in the web series Riftworld.
|2002||A Celebration of the Life of Simon Steveston||Andrea||Short film|
|2004||Ripper 2: Letter from Within||Molly Keller|
|2006||Echoes of an Epic||Jody||Short film|
|2006||Love and Other Dilemmas||Lucy Ladro|
|2007||Mrs. Wethersby's Treasure||Sarah Paulson||Video short|
|2011||Rise of the Damned||Mandy|
|2013||Assault on Wall Street||Rosie Baxford|
|2014||Reasonable Doubt||Rachel Brockden|
|2014||The Portal||Kim||Short film|
|2017||Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery||Jennifer|
|2017||Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery||Jennifer|
|2002||Glory Days||Cal Henries||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2002||Jeremiah||Sadie||Episode: "The Bag"|
|2002||Dark Angel||Gem / X-5||Episode: "Freak Nation"|
|2002||Taken||Sarah||Episode: "Acid Tests"|
|2003||The Dead Zone||Maddy Powers||Episode: "Misbegotten"|
|2003||Maximum Surge||Zoey||Television film|
|2004||The Reality of Love||Nikki||Television film|
|2004||It Must Be Love||Tess Gazelle||Television film|
|2004||Family Sins||Carol Geck||Television film|
|2004||Eve's Christmas||Mandy||Television film|
|2005||Killer Instinct||Robin||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005–2006||Godiva's||Kate||Main role (19 episodes)|
|2006||Men in Trees||Amanda||Episode: "New York Fiction: Part 1"|
|2007||Termination Point||Allison Curran||Television film|
|2007||Judicial Indiscretion||Jennifer||Television film|
|2007||Luna: Spirit of the Whale||Jill Mackay||Television film|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Robin||Episodes: "Paradise Lost", "The Education of Jaime Sommers"|
|2007||Flash Gordon||Dr. Debra Peterson||Episode: "The Sorrow"|
|2008||The L Word||Susan / Alysse||Episodes: "Lookin' at You, Kid", "Lunar Cycle", "Loyal and True"|
|2008||Trial by Fire||Chelsea||Television film|
|2008||The Guard||Robyn||Episodes: "Zero Footprint", "Sounds of Loneliness"|
|2009||Mrs. Miracle||Reba Maxwell||Television film|
|2009–2011||Being Erica||Erica Strange||Lead role (54 episodes)|
|2010–2011||Life Unexpected||Alice||Recurring role (8 episodes)|
|2011||Flashpoint||Ava Logan||Episode: "Thicker Than Blood"|
|2011||Christmas Lodge||Mary||Television film|
|2011||Captain Starship||Candace||TV series|
|2012–2013||Delete||Jesse White||Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"|
|2013||Republic of Doyle||Dr. Wedgewood||Episode: "Blood Work"|
|2013||Saving Hope||Sonja Sullivan||Episodes: "I Watch Death", "Defense", "All Things Must Pass", "Vamonos", "Wide Awake"|
|2013||The Listener||Dr. Laura Gray||Episode: "Fatal Vision"|
|2013||Layla & Jen||Jen||TV series|
|2013||Supernatural||Robin||Episode: "Bad Boys"|
|2013||Out of Reach||Lynn Conner||Television film|
|2014||Killer Women||Sue Ellen Tucker||Episode: "Daughter of the Alamo"|
|2014–2015||Rookie Blue||Juliet||Recurring role|
|2015||Riftworld Chronicles||Kim||Web series|
|2016||Slasher||Heather Peterson||Recurring role|
|2016||Masters of Sex||Darleen Connolly||Recurring role|
|2017||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Diane Curry||Episode: "Made in"|
|2005||Leo Awards||Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a Female||Godiva's||Nominated|
|2006||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Godiva's||Nominated|
|2006||Leo Awards||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||Godiva's||Nominated|
|2007||Leo Awards||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Love and Other Dilemmas||Nominated|
|2008||Leo Awards||Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||Flash Gordon||Nominated|
|2008||Leo Awards||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Luna: Spirit of the Whale||Nominated|
|2009||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Being Erica||Won|
|2010||Leo Awards||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||Being Erica||Won|
|2011||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Being Erica||Nominated|
|2016||Golden Maple Awards||Best actress in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.||The Riftworld Chronicles||Nominated|
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Karpluk, 30, was born in Jasper, Alta.
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