Erica 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”, and in numerous commercials as a child. As a teen, she 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.”
Between 2001 and 2006, Erica had guest roles on several popular and critically acclaimed TV shows including “Battlestar Galactica”, “The L Word” and “Smallville”. 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”. 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, Erica starred in the music video for the Michael BublĂ© song “Save the Last Dance for Me”. 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 aired 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.
Erica has since had various guest roles in series such as “Warehouse 13”, “Sanctuary” and “Motive”, appeared in the CW series “iZombie”, and played a recurring character in the USA Network series “Rush” opposite “Lucifer”‘s Tom Ellis, in which show she later appeared. She featured in the second season finale of the CW series “The 100” as a mysterious A.I. called A.L.I.E., subsequently playing the main antagonist during the third season, then reprised the role in an episode of the fourth season, while also playing Dr. Becca Franco, the creator of A.L.I.E., in a flashback storyline. In the movie “Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief”, she featured as the goddess Hera, wife of Zeus.
We warmly welcome Erica to All Hell Breaks Loose Xmas 5 for her role as Duma/The Shadow in Supernatural.